Does the library have information on pre-schools?

2020 Royal Oak Area Preschool and Child Care Directory (PDF)

Where can the homeless get assistance?

Helping Hand 2020 (PDF)

What story times do you offer?

There is no registration required for Story Times. Please see our flyer of scheduled times posted HERE.

What programs can I attend?

We offer programs for people of all ages. This Program Calendar link takes you to our calendar which lists all upcoming library events. Most programs are free, but may require registration. You can also download a copy of our current Summer 2020 | Leaflet-TWIGS (PDF) to review our activities and programs.

What activities do you have for my child?

Activities are listed in the current copy of our Summer 2020 | Leaflet-TWIGS (PDF). All programs are open to the public and free of charge. Most programs require advance registration.

Do you have ebooks?

The library has several resources for eBooks. With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more. MeL.org offers an eBook Collection with over 20,000 eBooks available on a variety of topics. Royal Oak Public Library cardholders will be able to use Hoopla. Hoopla is an online streaming service offering feature films, documentaries, music albums and audiobooks.  

What is the Michigan Activity Pass and how can I get one?

The Michigan Activity Pass program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages by providing reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan. Get Passes.

What Gale Courses are available and how can I take one?

The library offers a wide range of highly interactive courses entirely over the internet through Gale Courses.

Do you have foreign language and ESL books?

From Albanian to Vietnamese we have a foreign language book section for adults as well as for children plus an ESL collection in both print and non-print formats. Browser Catalog.

I need to take a test. Do you have any books to help me prepare?

We offer a collection of test books for a variety of occupations plus the Learning Express Library database for students and adults seeking to sharpen their career and test taking skills.

Do you have back issues of local newspapers?

We have a nearly complete run of back issues for the Daily Tribune on microfilm with newer issues still in paper and also the Royal Oak Review. We have reader/printers for viewing microfilm. 

Do you have local history and genealogy resources?

We have a Local History room with city documents, yearbooks and city directories. In addition we have old phone books and Bresser’s directories as well as the Ancestry Library Edition database (In library Only). Please call (248) 246-3727 for more information.

Do you have the Great Courses?

Yes, we have a large collection in the media area. Please call (248) 246-3727 for more information.

What are the Express Reads books?

These are duplicate copies of popular titles located in the new book area. You cannot place a hold for any Express Reads books and they circulate for one week only. There is a $1.00 per day overdue fine.

Do you have quiet study rooms?

There are two quiet study rooms with individual carrels located on the main floor in the southwest and northwest corners of the building.