Caro Area District Library

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Services

Services we offer

Adult Computers

  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Scanners for uploading your image or documents online
  • OverDrive Download Station for transferring eBooks and audiobooks to your phone, tablet, or device.
  • Westlaw for legal research and case lookup


Children Computers

  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
  • Non-internet accessible machines
  • AWE Learning Stations
    • Non-internet accessible machines
    • Homework help and educational programs
    • Learning games

Laptop Station

Plug-in station for use an auxiliary mouse, keyboard, monitor, and ethernet cable. It is located next to Internet 05.


Magnification Machine

This machine can be used at the Library to magnify viewing of materials and objects. It is located next to Internet 05.

Faxes

  • The Library will can send and receive faxes. The charge is $1.00 per page except for toll-free or local numbers. We also provide free faxes to the Michigan Unemployment 1-517-636-0427 he charges for copies from the copy machine are as follows: Black and white copies are 10 cents each for the first 30, then 25 cents per page. Colored copies are 75 cents for up to 15 copies then $1.00 per page.
  • The charge for faxes is $1.00 per page, except for toll-free numbers and local numbers, in which case there is no charge to send the fax.

Wireless Internet & Printing

  • Open access internet available anywhere in the Library.
  • Wireless black & white, duplex, and color printing available.

Printing & Copier Service

E-Books and Audiobooks

  • As a supplement to our physical collection, the Library has digital materials available for download. These materials are available via OverDrive. Click here to see the digital catalog.

  • OverDrive supports many devices, including MP3 players, Apple's products, Amazon's Kindles, Barnes and Noble's Nooks, and many more. You may also enjoy these materials from your laptop or personal computer.
  • A total of 5 eBooks and audiobooks may be checked out at one time, for up to 14 days. Materials automatically expire thus  there are late fees.

Computer Classe & Technology Help

  • Computer classes are available on the basics of Windows computers, Microsoft Word, and using the internet
  • Advanced technology sessions are available to troubleshoot your technology woes.


Research

  • We have a comprehensive list of genealogy resources available to search for you or with our assistance.
  • The Library offers a reference service that will find information for you.  From geography to business, travel information to biology, antiques to zoology, reference staff will research your question and forward the information to you. Stop in or call.


Programs and Other Services

  • Monthly book group to share and discuss a popular title. Click here. 
  • Story Time's, Summer Reading, and many other children's programming. Click here.
  • Homebound material delivery for patrons in need. Click here.
  • Technology assistance including basic computer classes and one-on-one sessions. Click Here. 
  • Seed Saving Lending Library where we offer heirloom seeds to patrons. Click here.
  • Library tours for your organization, group, or school. Contact Betty.
  • Display case
  • A monthly newsletter. Click here.
  • Book selection resources available to find the right title for you. Click here.
  • Print publications not part of our regular magazine and periodicals



Reserves and Inter-Library Loan

If materials are not available we (or you!) may request it from another library, almost always free, and we can call or email you when it arrives; a $1.00 fee is charged for materials not picked up. When searching for interloans, your materials will arrive much quicker if use the lower-numbered service first. Additionally, the Library can place requests for you.
  1. Valcat: The Library is part of a cooperative of local libraries that most likely have the material you want. This takes about a week to come in. Click here to search the catalog.
  2. MeLCat: The statewide library system offers an extensive reach to find rarer books & academic materials.
  3. WorldCat: We are able to request books from anywhere in the United States and can virtually find any material. The Library must request items for you from this service.

Meeting Rooms

  • The Library has a large community room and a small study room available to for use by non-profit groups or workshops.
  • These are not available for private parties.
Click here for our community room policies
Click here for our meeting room policies.

Genealogy Research

  • Genealogy reference archives and research assistance
  • A monthly Book Page publication for the latest info on all the new books
  • A listing of the Library's new books, posted in the Library and on the Need to Read Page
  • A quarterly newsletter full of Library news

  • Thumb Area Senior News -- A paper for seniors on news and events

  • Thumb Print News -- Newsletter of events and happenings for the Thumb area
  • Hobby and program displays in the lobby showcases