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Zinio is here! 
Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines! You see the exact same material you get in print‚ plus some with added features. Read or download issues to your computer or mobile device. They are yours to keep: no returns and no due dates. The library subscribes to over 250 titles! Want an overview of how to get started? Take a look at this brochure. Ready to download some magazines?! Click here to get started! 

***The library will be open on Saturday, May 23 but closed on Monday, May 25.***


Monday to Wednesday: 10am-8pm
Thursday to Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: Closed

Roots of Music: Origins of the Motown Sound
Lecture by Joel Stone, Senior Curator from the Detroit Historical Society
Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Detroit is known the world over for the music that came out of a small studio on West Grand Boulevard during the 1960s and 1970s. But the Motown Sound wasn’t born from thin air. It had its roots in other music that was being made in Detroit and around the country in the years before Hitsville U.S.A’s founding in 1959. This presentation delves into the city’s history of music making, the connection between the Motown Sound and Detroit culture, and the elements that contributed to the unique stylings of Motown and Tamla Records. Please visit http://goo.gl/785ggN, call 248-658-3440, or stop by the Adult reference desk to register for this free program. 

Download Destination the Library Network

Download Destination has thousands of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks available for your iPad, Kindle, Nook or other device. Thanks to the Friends of the Berkley Public Library for generously supporting our access to this collection. Click here to get started!

Endowment Fund
The Berkley Public Library is proud of its collection, beautiful building and programs.  Although tax dollars are the main source of revenue for the library, we need extra funding to support the level of services we offer.

The library’s endowment fund was started in 1999 with a bequest of $62,500 and has grown to over $125,000.  Each year the library receives a check to support library programs.  This money has been used to upgrade the computer network, renovate the children’s room, and purchase new materials for the collection.  The annual distribution from the endowment fund provides a stable source of income for the library and this payout grows with the fund.

The Berkley Public Library Endowment Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.  Pooling charitable funds into a well-recognized organization offers us a higher return on dollars.

How can I help?
The answer is simple.  Your donation of any size will help.  Simply fill out this form and send in your check (payable to “CFSEM”) with “Berkley Public Library Endowment Fund” written on the memo line and send it to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

Why help?
Not only are you helping an outstanding public institution, your donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

How can I learn more?
You can contact the Library Director Matt Church at 248-658-3440.

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Library Hours

  • Mon-Wed: 10am-8pm
  • Thurs - Sat: 10am-6pm
  • Sun: Closed