After-hours Materials Pick-up
Your library materials can be waiting for you in a secure locker located at any Ypsilanti District Library location. It’s easy to use. When you call or visit any YDL location, let the staff know you want your materials available after-hours in the lockers at a specific YDL location. You’ll need the last seven digits of the barcode number on your library card to use this system. To retrieve your materials at the locker after hours, simply enter the last seven digits into the keypad, hit “enter” and the door to your locker pops open. It’s easy and convenient! Lockers are safe and secure. The system will only open your locker when your library barcode digits are entered.
- Customers may place requests for after-hours locker pickup via phone or in person at any YDL location.
- Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Customers must request this service prior to the last hour before closing.
- Customer library card numbers will serve as the combinations for the locks. The lock combinations will work only on the night they are assigned. Library staff will reset the combination daily for each locker.
- YDL staff will place materials in lockers prior to closing.
- Materials must be picked up no later than opening time the next day. Materials left in the lockers will be placed back into circulation the next morning.
Books-on-Wheels is a customized home delivery service provided by the Ypsilanti District Library. If you are unable to get to the library due to physical limitations, you may qualify for this service. Click here for more information.
We are not just about books…movies, audiobooks, and magazines can be requested. One long-time patron said, "It is such a privilege to have a library that delivers books and other items to my home."
If you or someone you know would like to apply for this convenient and timely service, please call the Outreach Services Department at (734) 482-4110 x1359 and ask to speak to Monique or send her an email.
YDL-Whittaker and YDL-Superior offer faxing services. Outgoing faxes are charged $1.00 for the first page, cover sheet included, and a $1.00 for each additional page for all calls within the United States. International faxes will be charged an additional $1.00 per page ($2.00 for first page, $2.00 each additional page). Incoming faxes will be charged $1.00 per page.
Inter-Library Loan Services at YDL
For the convenience of our patrons, the Ypsilanti District Library is able to borrow items that we don't have in our collection from other libraries that participate in the MeLCat statewide lending system. If you don't find the item you are looking for in our online catalog, you may click on the MeLCat tab to search for the item or ask at any public service desk. There is no charge to patrons for this service if materials are returned on time and in good condition.
If YDL doesn't have the material you are looking for, please ask!
Lively Arts @ YDL: Call for Entries
YDL offers art exhibits to meet the needs and interests of the community, focusing on artists with ties to the service area of the Ypsilanti District Library. Artists interested in exhibiting are invited to submit a portfolio of 35mm slides, or photographs if slides are unavailable, to the Library prior to the following deadlines: April 15 or October 15. For more information, email John Connaghan or call him at (734) 482-4110, ext. 1311.
YDL-Whittaker Road and YDL-Michigan Avenue have Optilex viewers which magnify reading materials for library patrons. These viewers are located on the first floor near the Popular Reading Room and the large print materials. Residents of our service area also may qualify for services from the Washtenaw County Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, housed at the Ann Arbor District Library.
MI Big Green Gym
Use your YDL card to check out a pass to a Michigan State Park. Click here for more information.
The Library provides self-service coin-operated photocopiers for patron use at YDL-Michigan and YDL-Whittaker. Copies at YDL-Superior are self-service and may be paid for at the checkout desk. Copies are 10 cents each for black and white copies, 25 cents each for color copies. Color copies are available at YDL-Michigan, YDL-Whittaker, and YDL-Superior.
Patrons using YDL's public computers may print documents to public printers. Print jobs cost 10 cents each for black and white prints and 50 cents each for color prints. Your library card also serves as a pre-paid printing account. Funds must be added to your printing account before you are able to send a print job. Funds are non-refundable, but are available for the lifetime of your library membership. Funds may be added at any reference desk or online with your credit card.
Senior Deposit Collections
The Ypsilanti District Library offers services to senior citizen centers, and residences within our service district, serving individuals who find it difficult to visit the library. The deposit collection provides an opportunity for our seniors to read and enjoy books at their own locations. YDL staff members select a variety of large print books to meet the needs of individuals at these sites. The materials chosen include popular fiction, romance, mystery, and western, as well as a broad range of nonfiction topics.
Currently these locations host YDL deposit collections: Gilbert Residence and Nursing Center, Senior Citizens Recreation Center, Ypsilanti Township Senior Center, Superior Woods, The Village at St. Joseph Mercy, Cross Street Village, Fairfax Manor, and Huron Valley PACE. Books are rotated periodically to keep the collections new and exciting. There is no charge for this service, and information may be obtained by calling the Outreach Services department at (734) 482-4110 x1316 or send an email.
During tax season, many state and federal tax forms may be obtained at YDL-Whittaker Road in the first floor reading area or at YDL-Michigan Avenue. Additional forms may be photocopied out of the master notebook.
YDL offers test proctoring services for a $15 fee. Call the Adult Services department at (734) 482-4110 x1377 to set up your test.
By Downie, Ruth
Downie continues her Roman Empire mystery series with this sixth offering starring Gaius Ruso and his wife Tilla. In northern Britannia, a young British boy goes missing, and accusations fly that he was abducted by one of the soldiers. Fans of historical mysteries wiill celebrate this new release, while newcomers will want to start at the beginning, with Medicus (2006), Terra Incognita (2008), Persona non Grata (2009), Caveat Emptor (2011), and Semper Fidelis (2013).