Library News

World Language Collection

We now have a World Language Collection! Located next to the magazines, this collection includes fiction and nonfiction books in the following languages:

  • اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ (Arabic)
  • 汉语 (Chinese)
  • Français (French)
  • ગુજરાતી (Gujarati)
  • हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)

Visit the Reference Desk for directions.

Dec 21, 2021
Small image of the Detroit Free Press newspaper with the headline, "Man Walks on Moon"
New! Detroit Free Press Archive and Coronavirus Research Database

We have two new resources available in our digital collection!

The Detroit Free Press Archive is a searchable archive of the Detroit Free Press from 1831 to the present. New issues are added about 1 month after publication. Can be accessed in the library or with your Westland Library card.

The Coronavirus Research Database is a health and medical research database for openly available content related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Access in the library or with your Westland Library card.

For assistance with these and other great digital resources, visit the Reference Desk!

Nov 30, 2021
New Digital Resources Available

The library has added 3 new resources to our databases collection!

America's News features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Includes the Detroit News, Ann Arbor News, and Flint Journal.

Black Life in America explores the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

HeritageHub features a collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 to today.

You must have a valid Westland library card to access these resources from outside the library. For assistance with these and other great digital resources, visit the Reference Desk!

Nov 13, 2021
25th Anniversary

The library is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this November. Thank you for all your support and patronage over the years! We look forward to serving the Westland community for many years to come.

Nov 6, 2021
24/7 Pickup Lockers

The Westland Public Library now offers all-day outdoor lockers to pick up library holds at your own convenience!

  • 24/7 outdoor access. Pick up items even when we're closed.
  • 72-hour pick-up window. 3 full days to pick your items up once notified.
  • ADA compliant! If you are in need of easier-to-access lockers, notify library staff!
  • Email address required for lockers. If you do not have an e-mail on file with us, come to the Circulation Desk!

To use our Pickup Lockers, request "Lockers" for the Pickup Location when you place a hold.

Sep 9, 2021
Stream Movies FREE with Your Library Card!

Kanopy is now available FREE with your Westland Library card! Kanopy is a streaming video service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries, and kid favorites. Visit our downloads page for more information, or head over to westlandlibrary.kanopy.com to get started!

Sep 7, 2021

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