The existence of the Ann Arbor District Library assures public ownership of print collections, digital resources, and gathering spaces for the citizens of the library district. We are committed to sustaining the value of public library services for the greater Ann Arbor community through the use of traditional and innovative technologies.
The AADL provides services at no charge to all residents living within the Ann Arbor District Library's service area. Library services are available to all others outside this service area for a fee.
Over 8.8 million items have circulated system-wide during recent fiscal years! In addition to these items, thousands of people enter the library and its branches to utilize print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet through the Library’s fiber-optic connection, enjoy state-of-the-art Wi-fi service, participate in computer and Internet training, view a Library exhibit, or attend one of the Library’s many events.
Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the Ann Arbor District Library!
The Ann Arbor District Library provides services to the community beyond book lending by offering several programs that encourage recycling, waste reduction, and other environmentally friendly practices. In addition to being green in the office in waste reduction and energy conservation, AADL coordinates a program to donate returnable bottles and cans to Washtenaw Literacy, a non-profit adult reading organization. AADL also leads by example through its Malletts Creek Branch Library. Malletts Creek Branch was created with the intention of serving as an example of sustainable design. The building has an innovative heating and cooling system, including sedum roofs with monitors. These monitors detect solar heat and control cooling by opening the roof pallets while heating is done through the floor to conserve energy. Recycled wood was used for the beams and the floor is made from cork, a renewable resource. Mallets Creek Branch has truly lived up to its written principles, that the Library will teach, by example, responsible coexistence with the natural environment.