Proctoring Services Suspended through 2018

Due to the upcoming construction on the upper level of the library (beginning in mid-October), we will not be accepting any new proctoring requests for 2018. If you have already taken a test at the library this semester, we will allow you to finish your course.  That being said, it may be noisy on the upper level once construction starts.  It is likely to be quieter in the evenings, but quiet cannot be guaranteed.

Another local option is Negaunee Public Library: 906/ 475-7700 ext. 18.

Questions?  Let us know. Email us at or call us at 906/226-4311.

Changes to MeL Databases Oct. 1

Big changes coming next week from Michigan e-Library!

Not only are they sporting a bright new look in their logo, on October 1 they are switching vendors for many of their online research databases. No changes are in store for MeL Information Gateways to world wide web resources and Melcat for searching Michigan libraries for inter-library loan. Checkout the changes at and explore the subject options to find the tools best suited for your needs.  For any other questions on how to make the most of MeL resources, contact our Reference Desk: 906/226-4312 or

Introducing the 2019 PWPL T-shirt Fundraiser

Available now at the Circulation Desk!

Youth sizes: $12.00
Adult: $18.00
Long-sleeves: $25
(All proceeds benefit the Peter White Public Library.)

This vintage drawing of our benefactor was unearthed last year at the Reference Desk by one of our staff. It was originally published in *Our Michigan Friends “As We See ’em”* (1905), a collection of cartoons and caricatures of Michigan’s business leaders, professionals, politicians, and other notables drawn by members of the Newspaper Cartoonists’ Association of Michigan. You can view the entire collection on the Library of Congress website:

Michigan Activity Pass

Michigan Activity Pass logo featuringa a hot air baloon with the words soar and Explore on it.Offered through MI Big Green Gym, a collaboration between Blue Cross, mParks and the DNR, the Michigan Activity Pass encourages Michigan residents to lead healthier lifestyles through the use of state parks and recreational areas. This popular program is still available to cardholders of participating libraries, including Peter White Public Library.  Patrons can print a free one-day pass, either at home or at PWPL, which can be used at hundreds of participating destinations across the state including any of Michigan’s state parks or state forest campgrounds. The program also offers free or discounted admission to historical and cultural destinations in Michigan.

All Peter White Public Library card-holders are eligible for one pass every week.  From the Michigan Activity Pass website they can search attractions near home (19 destinations within 50 miles of PWPL) or near any Michigan vacation destination.   Select a destination, enter your information, and print your pass.  (Printing services are available here at the library, usual fees apply.)