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All Warren Public Libraries will remain closed until further notice.

All programs, meetings, and room reservations are canceled through this closure.

Exterior library drop boxes will remain open for item returns.

Information About Holds, Due Dates, Card Expiration (updated 3-25-20)

1. Mobile Hotspots (updated 3-25-20) – All T-Mobile Hotspots can be returned (this one time) to the library’s drop box.
2. Holds – Holds are not able to be picked up while we are closed. Because we are checking in items that are returned you may receive a message that your hold has been made available. Please be aware that while you cannot pick it up while we are closed your hold will be available to you when we reopen.

3. Holds Items that were not picked up – If you were unable or did not want to pick up items that were on the holds shelf when we closed those items will still be available to you when we reopen.
4. Due Dates (updated 3-24-20) – Due dates on Warren Public Library materials, as well as items from other Suburban Library Cooperative Libraries have been extend to May 1. Items loaned through the MeL inter-library loan service have also been extend to May 1. Please check your account online or use our automated renewal line at 877.270.1273 to check your account.
5. Library cards that were set to expire soon have been extended to May 31, 2020.

For more information, please see our update page or visit the City of Warren’s website.

Coronavirus Resources 
Due to the unprecedented response to the coronavirus pandemic, including school and library shutdowns, we will be maintaining lists of resources to help you find out information about COVID-19, educational resources, library resources, and more.  Check our website often as these lists are updated as information becomes available.

General Information and Health Resources

Library Digital Resources – eBooks, eAudiobooks, Digital Magazines, Music, TV and Film

Educational, School, and Homeschooling Resources

While our libraries are closed we encourage Warren Public Library cardholders to use our electronic resources.

Download audiobooks and eBooks using OverDrive

Use your library for access to thousands of eBooks for your smartphone, tablets and eReaders (i.e. iPad, Nook or Kindle) and eAudiobooks for your computer or portable media player (i.e. MP3 player, iPod or smartphone).  The library's eBooks and eAudiobooks can be enjoyed at home, work or on the go.  To get started with eBooks and eAudiobooks, you need:
  • A valid Warren Public Library card
  • Access to the Internet
  • Free software for the device or computer you wish to use with our eBooks
  • A valid email address so you can be notified when titles you request are available
Click here to go to our eBooks page.​

Digital Magazines available with RBdigital

**The RBdigital app is available for free at your app store**
With RBdigital you can easily check out and read full digital copies of over 90 magazines including Cosmopolitan, Forbes, and National Geographic.  Magazines can be viewed on a computer or on many mobile devices including tablets and smartphones.  Best of all, you keep the magazines in your account as long as you want - they never expire and there are no overdue fees.  You must have a valid Warren Public Library card to use RBdigital.

To use RBdigital, you will need to create an account.
  1. Click here to go to our RBdigital page.
  2. Click Create New Account near the top right.
  3. Enter your name, library card number, email address and create a password.
  4. Browse and select a magazine you want to checkout.
  5. Click Start Reading.  You will now be able to read your magazine.

Download audiobooks with RBdigital Audiobooks

Audiobooks from RBdigital include many bestselling authors, including C.J. Box, Alexander McCall Smith, Charlaine Harris, and many more.  With over 35,000 audiobooks to choose from you are bound to find a great book to listen to.

What's the best part of RBdigital audiobooks?  There is no waiting.  Any book you find can be immediately checked out and listened to - there is no holds list.  You can access RBdigital audiobooks from any web browser.  Apps are available for iOS, Android, and Kindle devices.

You can try the new RBdigital Audiobooks today at  When you visit the site, you will need to register to create an account.  This account will allow you to access both RBdigital Audiobooks, and RBdigital Magazines.  
Note:  if you already were using RBdigital Magazines, be sure to use your same email address to create your account that you used for RBdigital Magazines.  This way your magazines that you had checked out will transfer to the new platform.

Movies, TV episodes, Graphic Novels, eAudiobooks, and more available with hoopla

Hoopla is a digital platform that offers immediate access to a wide variety of eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, comics & graphic novels, movies, and TV episodes.  All of this content is available to Warren Public Library cardholders through the hoopla website or mobile app (available for both iOS and Android).  Best of all, there is NO WAITING for titles.  The collection contains half a million titles and is growing every day.  All of this content is available 24/7 to Warren Public Library cardholders.  To access hoopla, click here or go to the library's website.

Download music using Freegal
Using Freegal, you can download and keep music directly from the library.  You can also stream music.  Freegal allows you to download up to 5 songs per week.  These songs are in the MP3 format, are yours to keep, and can be used on a variety of devices.  Additionally, you can stream up to 3 hours of music per day.  All it takes is a valid Warren Public Library card to use Freegal.

here to go to our Freegal page.​

Did you know?

The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its virtual branch. Visit to:
  • Renew items
  • Reserve/request items (Please note:  Reserves will be filled when the library reopens.)
  • Check your library account
  • Download ebooks, eaudiobooks, music, digital magazines, movies, and more
  • Use library databases for homework, auto repair, genealogy, job searches, business, consumer reports, and much more
You can access your library records by phone.
Dial 586.203.8725 or 1.877.270.1273 (for southeast Michigan only) and follow the prompts to renew your materials, list available holds ready for pickup, information concerning fines, list of materials checked out, change your pin number, and to hear library hours (Please note:  All Warren Public Libraries are closed until further notice).  You will need your library card number and PIN to access the Sirsi Voice Automation (SVA) system.

Federal and State of Michigan tax forms are available on the library's
Locations & Hours

All Warren Public Libraries will remain closed until further notice.

Civic Center Library
1 City Square

Miller Branch Library
5460 Arden

Busch Branch Library
23333 Ryan

Burnette Branch Library
23345 Van Dyke


While our libraries are closed library staff will be presenting online story times available on the Warren Public Library Facebook page.

Book Tots
(Ages 1 - 2 1/2)
New episodes will be available on Fridays

Toddler Time
(Ages 2 & 3 years)
New episodes will be available on Thursdays

Preschool Storytime
(Ages 3 1/2 - 5 years)
New episodes will be available on Tuesdays

Warren Book Clubs  

While our libraries are closed the Warren Public Library is offering two new online book clubs.

WPL Adult Book Club

While the library is closed, we are trying out a new online book club for adults! Book selections will be picked from Hoopla and will be available as both an eBook and eAudiobook depending on your preference. Hoopla allows three checkouts per month with your Warren library card and everything is always available which ensures the availability of the chosen book. Please like and follow our book club page, WPL Adult Book Club to follow along.

WPL Teen Book Club
While the library is closed, we will have a brand new online book club for teens. You don't have to live in Warren to join, but please be between the ages of 12 and 17 (or 18 and a senior in high school). The books are available to download for free using Hoopla in both eBook and eAudiobook format. Plus, they are always available, which means you don't have to wait for someone else to return an item before you can check it out. You can find out more about Hoopla by visiting the library online and clicking on the tab that says "eBooks, eAudiobooks, Digital Magazines, Music." Like and follow our page 
WPL Teen Book Club for updates and book selections.
Databases Available For Warren
Public Library Cardholders

Ancestry Library Edition - Remote Access Available for Limited Time
One of the most popular databases at the Warren Public Library is Ancestry Library Edition. This genealogical database is used by many to look up census records from 1790-1940 , draft cards, ship passenger lists, and much more.
This database was only available for in-library use, but due to the unprecedented shut down of libraries across the state, Ancestry is offering remote access to Warren Public Library cardholders for a limited time, from now through April 30. Follow the steps below to access Ancestry Library Edition from home.
1. Visit our online library catalog by using the
 Library Catalog link or using the My Account login box from our website.
2. When you visit our catalog, check the upper-right portion of the screen. If logged in, you will see your name. If not, click Log In.

3. After logging in, the Ancestry link will be revealed. Click the Ancestry – Remote Access Link at the top of the left-hand box to access Ancestry Library Edition.

Pronunciator - Language Learning Database

Meet Pronunciator, Warren Public Library's online language-learning database.  Pronunciator offers instruction for 80 languages that can be taken from any of 50 starting languages!  This means that a French speaker can learn Korean, a Hindi speaker can learn Ukrainian, a Haitian Creole speaker can learn Afrikaans (among other possibilities).  ESL courses are included for the 50 non-English languages.

Pronunciator quickly builds conversational skills through interactive online drills, scored quizzes, culture and business notes, and grammar reviews.  Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases.  Learners can move through the courses based on their skill level and learning goals.

Pronunciator includes lessons for adults, children ages three to six and children ages seven to twelve, as well as eight week travel prep courses, which are specially designed to prepare you for your next trip.

If you're on the go, Pronunciator's free mobile app for iPhone, iPad, Android, and tablets allows you to take your lessons wherever you go.  Your progress is automatically synced between devices, so you can go from your computer to your phone or tablet without missing a beat.  Apps can be found in your devices app store.

To access Pronunciator, click here or visit, click on the "Research" tab and select "Databases".

Need homework help?  The Warren Public Library offers, a program that provides students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online.  Any community member with a library card can use's Learning Suite from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet by visiting their library's website and clicking on  You will need your library card number and your PIN number.  To obtain your PIN number, please visit any Warren Public Library branch with your library card.  PIN numbers cannot be given out over the phone.

The Learning Suite, a service of The Princeton Review, combines on-demand, real-time tutoring with several self-study tools to create a robust, personalized learning or job search experience.  The live, online tutoring and job search support is available 7 days a week from 4 pm to 11 pm.  Many other features such as The Princeton Review's SAT/ACT Essentials Test Prep is available 24/7.

You can access 
here or from the database page of our website

Additional databases can be found by clicking here or visiting the database page found under the Research tab of the library's website.


Due to the COVID-19 safety recommendations all events are currently postponed until further notice.

The Friends of the Warren Public Library hold used book sales at the Old Village Fire Hall, 5961 Beebe Street (north of 13 Mile Road and East of Mound).  Items for sale include used hardbound and paperback books, CDs, videos, etc. for all ages.  Donations are also accepted at the sales.  Proceeds benefit the Warren Public Library.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the book store will remained closed until further notice.  Donations are not being accepted at this time.

**Something New**
The Friends now have a website:
where you can learn about the Friends, print a membership application, get information about the book store, and read interesting tid bits about reading.  Please visit the site today.

Join the Friends
For a small donation you can become a member of the Friends of the Warren Public Library.  To join, simply click 
here to get the application, fill it out and turn it in at the book store or any of our library branches when we reopen.

The Friends Kids Club
If you are between the ages of 0 - 13 you can join the Friends of the Warren Public Library for just $1.00 per year. Once you turn in your completed application along with your $1.00, you will be given a special Kids Club card. Bring this card with you whenever you visit the bookstore and you will get up to 12 free children's books a year.  To join, simply click 
here to print the membership form, fill it out and turn it in at the book store or any of our library branches when we reopen.

The Friends have a Facebook page.  Check it out at Friends of the Warren Public Library.

Support the Friends of the Warren Public Library by shopping at Kroger or  See instructions below.


You can register your Kroger card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Friends of the Warren Public Library.  Your card must be renewed every year.  If you have not done so, please log into your account and renew your commitment.  To register your card, please do the following:
1.  Go to
2. Click on the tab labeled community.
3. In the drop box, click on community rewards.
4. If you are doing this for the first time, register your card with the program and pick Friends of the Warren Public Library.
5. If you are renewing your commitment, go to account summary.
6. Here you can edit any of your personal information, but be sure to go all the way down to your Organization.
7. It is here that you re-write Friends of the Warren Public Library.
8. The organization number should also show:  91075.

Amazon Smile
You can support the Friends of the Warren Public Library by using the Amazon Smile program.  Visit the Amazon Smile website at, type in Friends of the Warren Public Library as your charitable organization, select the one in Warren, MI and start shopping.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Friends.
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