Ask a Librarian

Use the online contact form to send your questions, comments, or suggestions.  To talk to a librarian directly, call 248-437-6431 during library hours.  If you are calling to renew a book, you may call our automated toll-free hotline at 888-672-8983.  This service is available 24/7 but you must know your library card number and PIN.

Homebound Library Services

The Salem South Lyon District Library provides delivery services to people who cannot drive to the library due to health or disability restrictions.  We deliver library items right to your door. Fill out one of our applications or call the Library at 248-437-6431 and a staff member will help you.

Low Vision Patrons

The library has over 2,000 large print titles available for check-out at the library. In addition, we have books on CD and Playaways which allow you to listen to a book on the go. If you want to check out a book that isn't large print there are magnifiers that can be checked out for the duration that you have your book.
We also have a High Definition Video Magnification System for library patron use and located in our computer lab. The Vivid HD900 magnifies up to 100x power.

Related information: 
Oakland Talking Book Service
Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled 

Computer Stations

There are forty computers throughout the library with high-speed Internet and Microsoft Office 2013 Suite (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Access) available on all stations.  All stations are first-come-first-serve and allow for unlimited use.  Computer availability is limited only during scheduled computer classes that are held in the computer lab.  Printing is $.10 per page in black & white and $.40 for color.

Copy Machine

Our copy machine has a number of features for patrons use:

  • Make black & white copies (price per side - $.10 letter/$.15 legal or tabloid)
  • Make color copies (price per side - $.40 letter/$.60 legal or tabloid)
  • Scan documents and pictures to a USB drive or email (no cost)
  • Scan to Cloud services - Google Drive, Office 365, Dropbox, Evernote, SalesForce, and Sharepoint (no cost)
  • Scan a document to a word or excel file that you can edit (no cost)


You can send and receive faxes through our public fax service at the circulation desk.  The fax number to receive documents is 248-437-6593.  Fees for the service are as follows:

  • Sending: US & Canada $1.00 / page
  • Sending: International $3.00 / page
  • Receiving: $.50 / page 

Wireless Internet & Printing

Wireless Internet is available for laptops and other mobile devices. To access the wireless network, connect to the "public" access point while in the library. To print a document from your computer, go to our online printing portal. This service can be used by laptop users in the library, PC users at home, and smartphone users. Documents can be released to a printer from any library computer.

Recycling Paper

Bring your old newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, and paper at any time and recycle them in the large green and yellow bins in our parking lot. The library receives money for every ton collected.  Please, no books, food boxes, or cardboard.

Tax Forms

Tax forms are available at the library from late January through April.  Tax booklets and forms provided by the state and federal government can be picked up in our tax form area. For our tax form resource center, click here.

Voter Information

The library is a polling place for Salem Township's 2nd Precinct.  To access our voting resource center, click here.

Study Rooms

Four study rooms are available within the library. Two rooms can hold up to four occupants and two rooms hold up to twelve occupants. A room may be reserved up to seven days in advance for up to two hours at a time.  To reserve a room, click here

Test Proctoring

Proctoring is free for library district residents and $25 / exam for nonresidents. Contact the Adult Service desk at 248-437-6431 x201. Test Proctoring Service is not available at this time due to COVID restriction.