The Library will be closed for the holidays on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25; Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1. While we are closed you can access our research databases, eBooks and renew materials from home. Happy Holidays!]]>
Thanks to you, our Salvation Army Angel Tree tag program was a success! Your generous gifts will bring much happiness to many children during this holiday season. Thank you for your participation!]]>
Monday, December 22 @ 6:30
A couple faces a terrible dilemma when they learn of a mistake that was made years ago. (Japanese, Unrated, 121 mins)]]>
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7pm
Join us for a night of beautiful poetry. Author Joyce Benvenuto brings alive the generations of people who have lived along Grand River, both the river and the road, for the past 160 years. Her collection of poems A Grand River: Poems for Michigan, crosses the state from shore to shore. Registration required.
The library offers these collections and adaptive equipment to assist patrons with special vision needs. Librarians are available to help anyone wishing to browse these collections or use this equipment.
Large Print Books
Over 1,000 titles in easy-on-the eyes large print, including fiction, non-fiction, and inspirational books are available for checkout. If Northville does not own a title in large print, a librarian can help you get it through inter-library loan.
The library offers a collection of books on tape or CD to listen to your favorite books.
We also have a collection of playaways, self contained units with no CD or tape required…you just plug them in and listen! You can also download books to your home computer using our Download Destination (make this a link). Once the books are downloaded, you can listen to them on a portable listening device or burn them to a CD.
Low Vision Computers
Two specially equipped computers designed to make computer searching easier for people with vision and mobility impairments are available. Special features include: a large monitor with a special large font; large print and Braille letters on the keyboard; a Logitech Trackball Mouse; and Zoom It! (a magnification program that will automatically zoom up to 2x. Patrons can then zoom in even further, up to 16x), plus NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) will read back printed material on the screen (to be used with headphones).
Optelec Clearvue 300
Reading even the fine print in books or magazines is easy with this handy monitor with a 56x magnifier. Includes 1-touch focus, handy zoom, a “movable table” for any printed materials and unparalleled ease of use.
The Reading Edge
The Kurzweil Reader “reads” the text of a printed page out loud, especially helpful for patrons with restricted vision. Place a book or other document on the machine, and turn print into audible sound. Easy to use! Turn it on, put on the headphones, and the machine tells you what to do next!
Through the Federal government, library services specially designed for those who are blind, handicapped, or have limited vision are available free of charge. Equipment and recordings of books are provided to any individual certified as needing this service. The materials are sent via the mail at no cost. Pick up an application form at the library, or contact The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at 734-727-7300, toll-free at 888-968-2737 or online at http://wayneregional.lib.mi.us
The Internet is a great place to hang out and chat with friends, and it provides a huge amount of information useful for school projects or just for fun. But there are also dangers involved in surfing the Internet and by being aware of them, you can keep yourself safe.
For example, chatrooms can be a dangerous area on the Internet. Read up on how to be aware of dangerous situations. There’s also some great info on Instant Messaging and email and “spamming”.
Library Policies for Internet Use:
Adult Book Discussion
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
by Geraldine Brooks
When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated mountain village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer.
Any resident or property owner in the Northville Library District is eligible for a library card at no charge. To apply for a library card, stop by the Circulation Desk. You’ll need to bring valid photo identification (driver’s license, passport, state identification) with your current address. If you have recently moved or your identification does not reflect your current address, please bring an official piece of mail (utility bill, voter registration card, checkbook, lease agreement) with your name and current address along with your picture identification.
If you are under the age of eighteen, you must have a parent or guardian present to sign the card application form and provide address verification.
Library cards must be renewed every three years.
If you work or attend school in our service area but do not qualify for a resident card you may obtain a Northville District Library card at no charge. Verification of employment or school enrollment in the District is required. Use of the non-standard card is limited to the Northville District Library.
If you are a non-resident but live in a community served by The Library Network (TLN) and you do not have an active card from your home library you are eligible for a temporary card at no charge. Proof of current residency is necessary. This card is valid for 30 days which allows you time to obtain your permanent card from your home library. Click here for a complete list of TLN communities
The complete Northville District Library Card Policy.
Library materials can be renewed online anytime or by phone when the library is open. Most items can be renewed up to 2 times.
Items that cannot be renewed are:
To renew items online:
1. Click on My Account in the left column of our homepage
2. Enter your library card number and your PIN. Do not use spaces when entering your library card number
3. Click on Checkouts
4. Click the box(es) next to the item(s) you want to renew.
5. Click Renew. You will then see a list of the items that have been renewed along with a new due date. Please be sure all of your selected items were renewed. If an item was not renewed, there will be a reason given and you will not receive a new due date for that item. These items remain due on the original due date and overdue fines will accrue from that date
To renew items by phone: Call us at 248-349-3020 during the hours the library is open (Monday through Thursday 10 AM - 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM during the school year). You must have your library card number to renew by phone.
Every library cardholder has a PIN (Personal Identification Number). Your PIN ensures the privacy of your library record. You will need your PIN to:
The system automatically assigns a default PIN when you get your library card. If you are not sure what your PIN is, please come to the Circulation Desk with your library card or identification and library staff will be able to provide that information to you.
If you want to create a unique PIN for your library account:
1. Click on My Account in the left column on our homepage
2. Click on User PIN Change
3. Enter your library card number and current PIN
4. Enter and confirm your new PIN. Please note: PIN’s can only be composed of letters and numbers – no spaces or special characters such as @, $, etc. PIN’s must be a minimum of 4 characters and a maximum of 10 characters long. They are not case sensitive
5. Click on Change PIN
The Library’s Carlo Meeting Room is available for use by the public, during the hours the Library is open. It is available on a first come, first served basis; however, priority will always be given to the Library for programs. The Meeting Room must be reserved by a resident of the City or Township of Northville.
The Room may be subdivided into two sections, and groups may book Room A (maximum 25 people), Room B (maximum 50), or the entire Room (maximum 75). The Room is also available to for-profit businesses for a fee (see Room Request Form for fee details).
You may submit a request to reserve the Room in one of the following ways:
You will be notified if the Room is available for the date and time requested.
PLEASE READ THE MEETING ROOM POLICY BEFORE REQUESTING THE ROOM.
Meeting Room Request Forms:
For questions regarding use of the Meeting Room, please contact the Library’s Administrative Assistant, at 248-349-3020, extension 207.
Meeting Room A (Maximum 25 People)
Meeting Room B (Maximum 50 people)
Meeting Room A+B (Maximum 75 people)