Our Library staff answers over 200,000 questions a year. Call the Hoyt Main Library at 989-755-9832 or visit any branch.
The Hoyt Main Library is a federal and Michigan government document depository library and has been one since 1890. The library has many older titles, which come in all different formats (books, magazines, microfiche, etc.) can be found on the library’s online catalog system.
All branches have photocopiers for the public to use. Copies cost $0.15 each.
All branches have telefax (fax) services for the public. Costs are $2.00 per page to send or receive.
Butman-Fish, Hoyt and Zauel Libraries have rooms which may be used for public meetings, subject to availability. Groups must meet eligibility requirements and submit a Meeting Room Use Application for approval.
Microform Reader Printers
The equipment for reading microfilm and microfiche is available at the Hoyt Main Library. Printer copies cost $0.10.
Hoyt Library has a typewriter for the public to use.
Patrons in need of a test proctor should contact the Delta College Testing Center at (989) 686-9182
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Computer, Internet and Online Services
The Public Libraries of Saginaw purchases a variety of online databases for the public to use, either in the library or from your home via the web page. You must have a valid library card and live in the library’s service area to access some of the databases online. To see the database listing click here.
Computers and Internet Access
Computers with word processing and Internet access are available at all our libraries. Some stations are filtered.
Special Needs Services
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, with two weeks advance notice, the Public Libraries of Saginaw will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities. Please call 755-9833 or T.D.D. 755-9831.
The library has applications for service through the Library of Michigan Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. These include Braille materials and talking books and magazines free of charge.
Books By Mail
What is Books by Mail?
Books by Mail for the Homebound is a free service of the Public Libraries of Saginaw. Residents of the library’s legal service area who are unable to come to the library because of disability or long term illness can call the library and request that items be mailed to them free of charge. Staff members will be happy to send titles you request or suggest books that you might be interested in reading.
How Do I Sign Up?
Simply call one of the libraries listed below and use your library card. If you do not have a library card, you will be registered for a card over the phone and it will be mailed to you. Please have your library card handy to give the card number to the staff member that helps you.
Library print books are available in all our facilities. Butman-Fish, Hoyt and Zauel Libraries have equipment to enlarge print. (See Vision Impaired Services below.)
The library provides a collection of talking books in several formats including limited titles on cassette, CD, Playaway self-contained MP3, and Overdrive downloadable audio.
For those patrons who may need the service, applications are available for the use of materials from the Library of Michigan Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped which provides Braille materials and talking books and magazines free of charge to those who qualify. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sbphapp_42847_7.pdf
The Hoyt Main Library has a T.T.D. which the public can use. Staff will be glad to answer questions via T.D.D. Call 989-755-9831.
Vision Impaired Equipment
The following branches have equipment to assist the vision-impaired:
Butman Fish Library
Hoyt Main Library