You sure can! The Coleman Area Library offers free use of public computer stations and free, unsecured wireless (Wi-Fi) access. The library requires that an Internet Access Policy be reviewed and signed prior to Internet use. Please ask for one at the front desk.
- Printing is allowed. Printouts are black & white only, no color. Each sheet of paper is 10 cents, regardless of single or double-sided printing. User is responsible even for pages which they unintentionally printed.
- Assistance: Library staff are not able to provide in-depth instruction, but, time permitting, may be able to offer searching suggestions and answer basic questions. Library staff are not trained or equipped to provide technical assistance with configuring User’s personal devices (laptop, iPod, Blackberry, etc.) to connect the internet.
Yes, you can! The Coleman Area Library offers faxing and copying service.
- Outgoing Faxes cost $1.00 per page to send. Outgoing faxes may be sent within the continental U.S. only. Papers must be one-sided.
- Incoming Faxes: first three (3) pages are are free. Additional pages are 10 cents per incoming page.
- Photocopies cost 10 cents per sheet.
- Scan-to-Email costs 10 cents per sheet. Scans will be in black and white only, no colors. You must provide a valid Email address where the scan may be sent.
Yes! If you can’t find what you are looking for locally, you may request and borrow books, movies, music, games and other items from libraries throughout Michigan through our local cooperative library catalog or through MeL.org, the Michigan eLibrary InterLibrary Loan system. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is offered to any library user with a current library card in good standing with the Coleman Area Library or any of our co-op member libraries. The user should have no outstanding charges or overdue materials of any kind. The loan period for ILL materials is set by the lending library.
If loss or damage occurs while the item is in the user’s possession, the user will be charged replacement fees and/or damage cost as determined by the lending library.
Please place no more than four holds on ILL items at a time. ILL Items must be picked up within ten (10) business days after the library informs the user that the ILL material has arrived at the Coleman Area Library. If the item is not picked up in a timely manner, it will be returned to the lending library.
The Strosacker Community Room at the Coleman Area Library is available for rental to community members living within the library’s service area (City of Coleman, Warren Township, Geneva Township and Edenville Township).
The Strosacker Community room can accommodate up to 48 people for your event.
There are fees, regulations and restrictions for the use of this room and its equipment. Please read and review the rental agreement for details and a description of fees. Click here to download the Strosacker Community Room Rental Agreement. Alternately, you may pick up a copy at the Library’s front desk or call the library at (989) 465-6398 for more information.
Thank you for supporting the library! The Coleman Area Library accepts monetary gifts made in person or by mail. Many patrons choose to support the library in the form of a Memorial donation in honor of a loved one. Monetary gifts and Memorials of $100 and above are honored by adding the name on a leaf to our Donor Tree in the library.
The Coleman Area Library also accepts donations of gently used books, magazines and audiovisual materials, based on storage space and staff availability. The library accepts them with the right to handle or dispose of them in the best interest of the library. Some items will be added to the library’s collection provided it meets with the standards of selection. Items that are not considered shelvable (due to condition or duplicate titles already available) will be put into our Used Book Sale to raise funds for the library.
The Coleman Area Library has a limited collection of historical and genealogical materials housed in the library’s genealogy section, as well as a collection of books about people and places of Michigan in our non-fiction section. Time-permitting, library staff may be available to assist with some genealogical searches. You are welcome to visit the library and research the collection.
We also recommend you contact:
for more information on researching your family genealogy or resources beyond those available at the Coleman Area Library.
Learn more here: https://mcfta.pastperfectonline.com/ or on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Coleman-Historical-Society-Coleman-Michigan-571688513021954 and here: https://www.facebook.com/midlandcountyhistoricalsociety
Time permitting, library staff may be available to assist you when downloading books or audiobooks. Please ask at the front desk if you are in need of assistance.
We’d love to get your set up with a library card! Get all the details by clicking here. Short answer: All residents of the City of Coleman, Warren Township, Geneva Township and Edenville Township are eligible to register for a library card free of charge from the Coleman Area Library. To register for a library card, the applicant must show current proof of address on a valid Michigan Driver’s License or a Michigan State ID card.
If the address on your ID is outdated you’ll need to update it prior to getting a library card. Please update it by visiting: https://www.michigan.gov/sos
The checkout periods for library materials by registered users are set as follows:
- New Release or High Demand Books: 2 weeks
- Other Books: 3 Weeks
- Magazines: 2 Weeks
- Audio Books on CD: 3 Weeks
- DVD Movies: 1 week for $1.00, with a limit of 5 DVDs per Household at one time.
- TV Series on DVD are available for $1.00 per week with a limit of 1 TV series per Household at one time.
We sure do! Each June & July, the Coleman Area Library provides kids of all ages and abilities with an exciting schedule of fun and reading with the annual Summer Reading Program. Each summer‘s program has a unique theme, reading incentives, weekly performers and entertainment at the library. Check the library website calendar for the latest schedule and information for Summer Reading programming.