About The Library

The Roscommon Area District Library, located at 106 Lake St., P.O. Box 888, Roscommon, MI, provides free services to all people living in the library’s district, which includes Gerrish, Higgins and Lyon Townships.

The library offers more than 35,000 items including books, movies magazines, CD’s, and audio books. Library patrons can also enjoy downloadable audiobooks, eBooks & streaming video through the Great Lakes Digital Library. We also offer free coffee in the morning donated by our local Family Fare.

Thanks to interlibrary loans, more than 400,000 items are available for your usage. Thousands of people enjoy access to our online resources and the Internet through the Library’s high speed connection, enjoy state-of-the-art WiFi service, or participate in or attend one of the library’s many cultural, educational, and entertaining events. 

The Roscommon Area District Library has a friendly, professional, and eager staff!  To see a full list of our events and activities click here or call us at (989) 281-1305.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Roscommon Area District Library is to provide to all people free access to informational, educational, recreational, and aesthetic resources to promote community enrichment in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

How Libraries Are Funded

Libraries in Michigan receive funding in several different ways. The main source of revenue comes from local property taxes. The library was approved by the voters for 0.75 for 15 years. The second largest source of revenue comes from local penal fines such as speeding tickets. The rest include a variety of sources such as private donations, State Aid, grants, fees for copying, and fines for late books.