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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.


Curbside Pickup Now Available at the ALL Warren Public Library locations.

The Warren Public Library is pleased to be offering curbside pickup for physical library materials at all four of our libraries.

Curbside pickup hours are:

Civic Center and Busch Branch Libraries
Mondays and Wednesdays
12 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
9 am - 4:30 pm
Curbside pickup is not available on Saturdays or Sundays.

Burnette and Miller Branch Libraries
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
9 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays
12 pm - 7:30 pm

Please call the library at least one hour before you arrive so we can have your materials ready for you.

When you arrive at the library, please go to the designated area for curbside pickup.  There are signs directing you to our curbside pickup areas.  Call us to let us know you are here for pickup and we will bring your items to you.  You will need to show your driver's license or library card.

For complete details see

"Grab & Go Crafts" Available

"Grab & Go Crafts" are now available at all Warren Public Library locations Monday through Friday for children ages 3 to 10.  Call each branch to schedule a time to pick them up during curbside hours.  A craft will also be available for tweens and teens ages 10 and up at the Civic Center Library.  Different crafts will be offered each week and they are available while supplies last.

Summer home
June 1 - August 15
All Ages (infants, children, teens and adults)
Read and earn chances to win prizes.

It is not too late to sign up for Summer Reading.  While you are reading at home this summer please join us as we Imagine Your Story at home.  Log your reading online and you will be entered to win some great prizes such as a bike, a Nintendo Switch, a Kindle Fire, an Amazon gift card or gift cards from local businesses.  Again this year, children who complete will receive a free book and teens who complete will receive a scratch-off prize ticket.  All prizes can be picked up at the library when the library reopens and for three months thereafter.  Visit our
Summer Reading Club site to sign up.  If you do not have a library card you can apply for a virtual library card by clicking here.  If you do not have Internet access, please call 586.574.4564 for paper reading logs.  The Warren Public Library's summer reading program is sponsored by The Friends of the Warren Public Library.

Virtual Library Cards
Warren residents cannot currently come into our libraries to get a library card, but can still use some of our popular electronic resources by applying for a virtual library card.  This card will allow temporary access to some of our eResources including:  OverDrive, Freegal, RBdigital, and databases.  It will also allow you to participate in our Imagine Your Story at home Summer Reading Program.
Note:  To get full access to a
ll library materials (including Hoopla and the ability to check out physical items) you will need to stop by the circulation desk at any Warren Public Library location once the libraries reopen and fill out an application.  To get a virtual library card, click on the link below.

Virtual Library Card Application

Warren Public Library - Coronavirus Updates

Information About Holds and Returns

1. Mobile Hotspots – All mobile hotspots can be returned (this one time) to the library’s drop box.  Overdue hotspots will not be charged fines this one time only.

2. Holds – Holds can now be picked up through curbside pickup at all four of our libraries.

3. Returns - Exterior library drop boxes remain open at all locations for item returns.  Items will be quarantined for at least 4 days before being checked in.

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 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
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or mobile device through OverDrive.  OverDrive works with a variety of devices including PCs and Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android phones, Nooks, Kindles, and more.  You must have a valid Warren Public Library card to use OverDrive.  Click here to go to our OverDrive page.​

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

**Update - You can now check out 6 items per month**
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.  You can check out 6 items per month. 
To access hoopla, click here.

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.  Click here to go to our Freegal page.​

Download Audiobooks and Digital Magazines with RBdigital

With the all-in-one RBdigital platform you can easily check out over 35,000 audiobooks and read full digital copies of over 100 magazines including Car & Driver, Discover, Reader's Digest, Taste of Home, Woman's Day, and more.  Both audiobooks and magazines can be used on a computer or on many mobile devices including tablets and smartphones.  Best of all, there are no holds - simply select an audiobook or magazine and you can start listening or reading instantly.  You must have a valid Warren Public Library card to use RBdigital.  To access RBdigital, click here.
Database Updates

While libraries and schools are closed some companies are offering their virtual resources free of charge to library users.

Available through August 30
For Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  PebbleGo boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in the core subject areas.  With informational articles and ready-made activities, students of all abilities are supported.

PebbleGo Next
For grades 3-5.  Available modules include Science, Social Studies, and Biographies.

Available through August 31

Crabtree Digital
Username: read   Password: free
Crabtree Digital features a collection of high-quality books and educational products for K-9 focusing on non-fiction.

TumbleBooks provides instantly available, animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles in a variety of categories.  Items cannot be downloaded, but can be read on any Internet capable device through a web browser.  Recommended browsers are Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

Teen Book Cloud
Teen Book Cloud contains a robust collection of instantly available graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.  Items cannot be downloaded, but can be read on any Internet capable device through a web browser.  Recommended browsers are Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

Available through September 30

Username: mel   Password: elibrary
Open access to a special collection of eBooks for elementary, middle, and high school students.  eBooks are available to read online or offline.  If you are reading offline you will need to download Britannica's iPublishCentral Reader.  Resources include:  Elementary Spanish, Elementary STEAM, Elementary ELA, Middle School Social Studies, Middle School STEAM, High School STEM, High School World History.

Ancestry Library Edition

NOTE: Please see these instructions on how to access Ancestry remotely.
Comprehensive source for genealogical research.  Resources include the U.S. Federal Register Census from 1790-1940, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, passenger lists, and much more.

For a complete list of databases available please go the library's database page or click here.


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 can be picked up curbside by calling one of our four libraries)
  • 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 


2020 Census
Now more than ever it is very important for every person to be counted in the 2020 census.  Completing the census form will ensure that Warren receives the federal dollars needed to support health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid, education programs like Head Start and school lunch, and literacy programs.  It can even help our roads.  In addition the results of the 2020 census will determine the number of seats Michigan has in Congress and will effect your political representation at all levels of government.
Completing the survey is quick and easy.  There are nine questions and should take approximately ten minutes.  You can complete the survey online at or by phone at 844-330-2020 using the twelve digit code mailed to you.

Take the time to be counted today.


Locations & Hours

All Warren Public Libraries are closed until further notice.  However all of our libraries are offering curbside pickup for physical library materials.

Civic Center Library
1 City Square

Miller Branch Library
5460 Arden

Busch Branch Library
23333 Ryan

Burnette Branch Library
23345 Van Dyke


While the libraries are closed library staff is providing a variety of virtual programming for all ages.  Please check out the library's FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages to access these events.

Virtual Programming Schedule:

Mondays - Boredom Busters
Tuesdays - Celebrity Storytime
Wednesdays - #WPLphotochallenge ; Preschool Storytime
Thursdays - Toddler Time
Fridays - Book Tots
Saturdays - STEAM Saturdays


Databases Available For Warren
Public Library Cardholders

Ancestry Library Edition - Remote Access Available through September 30
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. 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.

Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.

Remote access is temporarily available.  Use this link and this login information - Login: Comp0770, Password: Comp0770.


Access subscription-level content from the website of this leading consumer products review magazine.  Includes access to content from and also  You can log into this database at home using your Warren Public Library card.  To access Consumer click 

Global Road Warrior
A comprehensive country cultural database featuring in-depth information on 175 countries such as:  culture and society, food and recipes, music, travel information and advisories, and much more.  You can log into this database at home using your Warren Public Library card.  To access Global Road Warrior click 

Pronunciator - Language Learning Database
With Pronunciator, you can learn over 80 languages as well as study English (ESL) for 50 languages.  It features speech recognition, scored quizzes, a virtual coach, downloadable MP3s, and virtual conversations.  You can log into this database at home using your Warren Public Library card.  To access Pronunciator, click here.

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.  You will need your library card number and your PIN number.  To access click here.

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 postponed until further notice.

The Friends are happy to announce that they have reopened their bookstore located at 5961 Beebe Street (north of 13 Mile Road and East of Mound)  with the following restrictions:
1.  Everyone must wear a face mask while in the store (gloves are optional).
2.  Floor space is limited, so only 6 guests will be allowed in at one time.
3.  Everyone is asked to respect each other by staying at least 6 feet apart.
Items for sale include used hardbound and paperback books, CDs, videos, etc. for all ages.  Proceeds benefit the Warren Public Library.

Bookstore Hours
Friday, Aug. 7 - 9 am - 12 pm
Friday, Aug. 14 - 9 am - 12 pm (Book Bag Sale)
Saturday, Aug. 15 - 9 am - 12 pm (Book Bag Sale)
Friday, Aug. 21 - 9 am - 12 pm
Friday, Aug. 28 - 9 am - 12 pm

Donations are being accepted again.  All donated items will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before being sorted and put out for sale.

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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