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Frequently Asked


Q: Where will the Library operate while the building is under construction?

A: Courtland Center (4190 E Court St, Burton), located at the corner of Court Street and Center Road. Our space is reached through the main entrance. We are immediately east of Sloan at Courtland Center and will occupy several spaces between Sloan and the movie theater hallway.

Q: What hours will FPL at Courtland Center be open?

A: Our hours will remain the same. We will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 11:00 am- 8:00pm, and Friday-Saturday 9:00 am- 6:00 pm.

Q: What services will be offered in the temporary location?

A: Most of what we currently provide will be offered. We will have books and other materials to check out, although some of our materials will be in off-site storage. We may need a day or two to retrieve those for you. We will provide computer access and Wi-Fi. Genealogy services will be up and running. There will be lots of children’s materials and programming. Adult programs will be limited to what fits in the space we have available!

Q: Will the Library be closed for business while moving?

A: The Library will be closed beginning March 1, 2020 and will reopen in the temporary location in early May.

Q: Can I reach you while you are closed?

A: Yes. Our telephones and email will be working most of the time during our closure. Please call us at 810-232-7111 or email

Q: Where can I return books and items I’ve checked out?

A: You have several options. The current drop box on Crapo Street will remain available throughout construction. Once we have moved into the Courtland Center location, there will be a 24/7 drop box on the sidewalk outside the main Courtland Center doors. We will also have a drop box within FPL at Courtland Center that’s available during our business hours.

Q: Will Friends of the Library have book sales while the Library is under construction?

A: No. But there will be a Special Blowout Sale just before we close for construction (February 26-29). If you’re looking for a deal, this is the sale for you, because everything must go!

Q: Will Friends of the Library continue to accept used books?

A: Perhaps. The Friends’ last drop-off date for used books at Kearsley Street will be Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 10:00am-12:00pm at the green garage door. They hope to provide drop-off opportunities while the library is under construction, but no details are available yet.

Q: Will there be a sale of furniture and equipment?

A: Yes. We will be hiring a liquidating company to sell the furnishings and equipment that will not be coming to our temporary space or the renovated space. The sale will likely take place toward the end of March 2020. We will announce details as they become available.

Q: What is the best way for me to stay updated on what’s happening?

A: Please visit and/or use the sign-up form on the right to receive our email updates. We will be posting all information here, so it will be the most comprehensive and timely source of news.