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December 2020 Library Closure

Due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19 the library will be closed through Sunday, December 13 and reopen Monday, December 14. 

During this time, you can still:

Please do not return items while we are closed as we do not have staff in the building to process your items. We will begin to accept returns on Monday, December 14 when we reopen. Until then you can ignore any overdue notices including ones from MEL.

Dec 13, 2020
Alexis
Digital Resources Are Available!

All of our digital collections and resources are still available with your Westland Public Library card!

OverDrive has new and popular ebooks and audiobooks for kids, teens and adults.

Hoopla offers a large variety of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, TVshows, and comics.

RB Digital gives you access to popular magazines for all ages, including; Us Weekly, Apple Magazine, National Geographic, HGTV Magazine, Reader's Digest, The Oprah Magazine and more.

TumbleBooks Library has fiction, nonfiction, read alongs, graphics novels and more for students. 

Dec 3, 2020
NicoleS
Online homework help, tutoring and test prep: Tutor.com, a service of The Princeton Review
Introducing Tutor.com!

The library now offers free online tutoring through Tutor.com! Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-Adult in over 60 subjects. Tutors are available 2 pm to 10 pm every day! Visit www.tutor.com/westland with your Westland Library Card. Check out this quick video for more information on their services!

Oct 26, 2020
Alexis
NO MORE FINES FOR OVERDUE MATERIALS!

We are pleased to inform you that the Westland Public Library is no longer charging fines for overdue materials beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  

Patrons who have an overdue fine for an item owned by the library on their account will not owe any fines when they return those materials to the library. All past overdue fines are being eliminated, except those for damaged or lost items. Patrons will still be responsible for returning library materials in a timely manner and for paying the replacement cost of any lost/damaged items and for other services such as faxing and printing.

The Library will continue to send out reminders to patrons to return materials in a timely manner. Patrons may still be subject to fines on materials that they may have borrowed from other libraries through our Interlibrary Loan service. 

All over the state of Michigan and nationwide, hundreds of libraries have already gone fine-free and have seen significant increases in library materials being returned and residents using the library again. The library Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of this decision in an effort to address social inequity and to remove barriers to library use. We believe that eliminating overdue fines and increasing access to the Library benefits our entire community!

Sep 2, 2020
Katie

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