L'Anse Area School/Public Library
201 North Fourth Street L'Anse, Michigan 49946-1499
Ph # : (906) 524-6213
FAX: (906) 524-5331
TDD: (906) 524-6213
Monday thru Friday
7:30AM to 4PM
Monday & Wednesday Evenings
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Public Library

The L'Anse Area School / Public Library is a combination school and public library. It serves the students in grades seven through twelve of L'Anse Junior/Senior High School and the public for all of Baraga County, the southern half of Houghton County, and a very small portion of Ontonagon County. The library is located on the first floor of L'Anse High School.
The L'Anse Area School / Public Library

    The library is automated with an Online Public Access Catalog (the old card catalog is gone) and materials are circulated using barcodes. To obtain a library card is as simple as coming to the library and filling out a registration card. Identification, such as a driver's license, is required.

The library contains over 16,000 books, 65 magazine titles, 4 newspapers as well as a collection of talking books, video cassettes, and large print books. A separate room houses the children's collection. The local paper, The L'Anse Sentinel is available on microfilm from 1890 through 1998.

Most material circulates for a two week period and renewals can be made over the phone. The library offers, in addition to a book collection of about 15,000 volumes, newspapers, magazines, videos, audio books, and music CD's.

There are special collections of interest to our patrons: the Michigan collection, Native American collection, and repair manuals (automotive, small engine, home repair). The library is in the process of creating a special collection on Finland.

The library has just updated its young adult collection of science fiction, sports fiction, animal fiction, and paperback books using a Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) grant.

There are eight computers in the library connected to a network. All of these computers have Internet access, Native American Encyclopedia, SIRS, Wilson Disc (Reader's Guide), Encyclopedia Americana, and the career information MOIS. The library staff is always available to anyone needing assistance on the use of these resources.


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