111 First St. / Coleman, MI 48618 / (989) 465-6398
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Monday Closed  
Tuesday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm 8:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am 12:00 pm
Sunday Closed  

Welcome to the Coleman Area Library. The Library provides access to a wide variety of books and magazines, downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks and free public internet access. Movies are available for rental. The Coleman Area Library also offers a local history collection, a community meeting room and programs for adults and youth. Our friendly staff are here to assist you and answer questions. Visit the library today and sign up for a free library card!


eBooks are now available!

Overdrive Digital CollectionYour library card allows you access to thousands of free eBooks and eAudiobooks! To get started, visit our digital collection: https://mmlc.overdrive.com

                    

Need more help with eBooks? Bring your device to the library during normal business hours for setup assistance, or visit: https://help.overdrive.com

Library Closure & FAQ's

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By Governor Whitmer's executive order and based on Health Department recommendations, the library is currently closed.  Click image to read more...

Library Closure Information: Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders, known as “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” directed all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. Order 2020-20 specifically lists libraries as “places of public accommodation” that must close. These orders also called a halt to our “curbside pickup service” that the library was offering just a week earlier. The Executive Orders can be viewed here: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455-521682--,00.html

As a Coleman Area Library patron, we know that you consider the library to be a valuable and essential part of this community. We know that you miss being able to use the library. However, during this time, it is important that we all do our part to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease known as COVID-19 . As we move through this constantly changing and unprecedented time, we want to assure you that we are doing what we can remotely and behind the scenes to maintain your library and be ready for your return when we re-open. We miss the daily interactions we have with our community, but we will see you soon! Until that time, take care of yourself and stay well.
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Here are some answers to frequently asked questions we are getting:

1. I have library books/movies checked out, should I return them?
a. All checked-out items have been renewed until May 30. If you wish, you may put them in the external book drop boxes, but we encourage you to just keep the items until we re-open.
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2. I need to make a photo copy or send a fax. Where can I do that?
a. You may be able to get your copies made or faxes sent from an office supply store such as Staples, or some Grocery Stores may also offer these services.
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3. I have a bunch of books I’d like to donate. Can you take them?
a. At this time we are unable to accept book donations. Please do not put them in the book drop as that space is needed for returned library materials.
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4. I need books to read! How can I get books during the shutdown?
a. While our physical library is closed we encourage you to access our vast catalog of digital content. You can check out and download eBook and Audiobooks for free with your Coleman Area Library card through the Libby App https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/ or our Overdrive Digital Collection at https://mmlc.overdrive.com/. Don’t know your library card number or need to renew it? Send us an email at: staff@colemanlibrary.org and we can help you remotely.
b. If you prefer physical books, many grocery stores, such as Meijer and Walmart offer a selection of books for sale. Grocery stores will remain open during this time.
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5. I want a movie or TV series! How can I get a movie to watch?
a. Our Overdrive Digital Collection offers nearly 200 free videos to watch, from tours of famous gardens to TV series and documentaries. See them here: https://mmlc.overdrive.com/collection/157041
b. Many grocery stores, such as Meijer and Walmart offer a selection of movies and TV series for sale. Grocery stores will remain open during this time.
c. If you have an internet connection, there are many sources for streaming movies and TV from a computer or television. Some charge a fee, but others offer free content. Click here https://www.consumerreports.org/streaming-video-services/guide-to-streaming-video-services/ for an article from Consumer Reports for more information.
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6. I need to use a computer/internet, where can I go?
a. If you have your own laptop or other device, the Library’s free Wi-Fi is still on and you may use it from the parking lot. No password needed, just click on “I Agree” when you see the log-in box.
b. Many providers, such as Charter and AT&T are offering free or low-cost internet right now. Please click here https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-28753_65803-387715--,00.html for a few options or call your provider of choice to see if they can assist.
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7. I still need to file my taxes. Where can I get tax forms?
a. The good news for people who have not yet filed their income taxes is that both the State of Michigan and Federal IRS tax deadlines have been extended to July.
b. A selection of IRS and Michigan paper tax forms are available in the lobby of Gordon Sales & Service on Railway in Coleman.
c. You can print any of the forms you need at:
Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/taxes
Federal, IRS: https://www.irs.gov/
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8. I need other assistance, such as applying for housing support or health coverage. Where can I go?
a. We suggest you seek help from Michigan Helping Hand: https://www.michigan.gov/helpinghand/0,4595,7-258-53939---,00.html or Michigan 2-1-1: https://www.mi211.org/ you can also reach them by dialing 2 1 1 on your phone.
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Need to contact the library staff? email: staff@colemanlibrary.org or call the library (989) 465-6398. During certain hours the phone may be forwarded to a staff member working from home, or if you leave a message we will return your call when possible.
Thank you and stay well!

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