The Main Branch Hours are:
Tuesday through Thursday: 10am-7pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Lyon Township Branch Library Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: 10am-3pm
Anyone can use a computer at the library. There is no charge and no password.
Please visit either RADL location to fill out a library card application. You’ll need to show a current ID with your name, photo and address. We will only grant cards to residents of Roscommon County and people with kids or businesses in the Roscommon School District.
We do! Quite a few actually. Some examples include story times, Battle of the Books, author visits, concerts, and we have a huge Summer Reading Program with events every day!
Printing is available at $0.10 per page, $0.20 for color copies. Faxing and scanning is free.
Thanks to the Michigan Electronic Library Catalog or MelCat, we are able to bring books to Roscommon from any library in Michigan at no extra cost to you.
Yes. There is no password for our WiFi network. The WiFi is always on, so if you need to access it when the library is closed, you may be able to connect from the parking lot or library grounds.
Unfortunately, we are not accepting donations at this time.
If you have donations we will look through them, see if there’s anything we want, and anything we don’t want will either go in our free book bin or be given to the Friends of the Library to be sold at a later date. We don’t accept VHS tapes, cassette tapes, LPs, textbooks, Harlequin Romance novels, used crossword or word search books, instruction manuals, Guideposts, or Readers Digests.
The Friends of the Roscommon Area District Library has an annual book sale and some books are also sold in the back of the library next to the Michigan room. They are sold for $0.25 for paperbacks, $0.50 for hardcovers, or $5.00 for a bag of books. Snacks and DVDs are also sold at these annual sales.
We have two private rooms available for your use. They do get a lot of use so please schedule ahead of time by calling us at 989-281-1305.
The Gerrish-Higgins Public Library used to be connected to the schools, but that library was dissolved in 2010 and the Roscommon Area District Library was created. We are our own separate entity with our own snow days, governing body, and operating hours.
You are the only one able to use your library card meaning that you cannot use a friend or a family member’s card.
We do not have a card catalog anymore. We now use an online catalog which is located at this link.
Unfortunately, no. However, you can email it to yourself and print it off from one of our computers. Or, you can put the item on a flash drive and use that on one of our computers.
Lastly, you can email your items to our staff at email@example.com to be printed. Come to the desk when you arrive, and we will print the items. Unfortunately, we will not be able to print items until you arrive.
If a book becomes overdue, your account will begin to accrue a fee of $0.05 per day. A courtesy phone call and/or two (2) overdue notices will be sent when materials are two (2) weeks overdue. E-mail may be used. Accrued fines will be added to the replacement charge in the event the patron fails to return the borrowed material. The library will deem the materials lost forever after two (2) months’ time and at this time the accrued maximum fines and the replacement costs will be charged to those patrons’ records. After two months of library delinquency, your account will be handed to a collection agency. The RADL patron will be denied further RADL library borrowing privileges and computer use privileges after accumulating $5.00 in unpaid charges.