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Curb Service is now being offered  How to order library materials

The building is not open to the public during Phase 2.  Curb Service will continue until July 21 when the Library Board will evaluate the situation and state requirements before moving to Phase 3 or 4. SDL Reopen After A Pandemic Plan

REALM testing finds library materials free from COVID-19 after 3 days. All library materials returned to SDL are quarantined for 3 days before being shelved or checked-out to another person.   More information

The Governor's Executive Order allows Michigan libraries to begin providing services following specified workplace safety provisions.

SDL is now able to initiate our phased reopening plan. SDL’s first priority is employee safety. Library services cannot be offered if library staff are sick and cannot report to work. The safety of our patrons is equally important. Every effort will be made to mitigate contamination between staff, staff to patron, patron to staff and patron to patron. Please, be patient. We all want things to return to normal as soon as possible.

SDL is planning a controlled, phased opening and will move to ease those restrictions as indicated by staffing levels, the availability of protective supplies, our capacity to manage each phase safely and successfully, and any local, state and federal restrictions.  Notification of any service changes will be found on SDL’s website. If you have any questions or concerns, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Current Status:

  • MelCat services are still suspended. All requests made prior to the mandatory closing were cancelled by MelCat. No new requests are being taken at this time. MelCat is just starting to collect items that were in transit at libraries and in the delivery warehouse during the closing. This is a state-wide endeavor and may take some time as libraries are reopening at different rates throughout the state.
  • Book orders were suspended by Baker & Taylor. All new titles releases (from the end of March until the present) have not been shipped.  
  • DVDs new releases were also suspended and have not been shipped yet.
  • No book donations are being accepted at this time.

Library staff are working on:

  • Developing and providing Curb Service. 
  • Checking in items that were returned during the closure. All items have been isolated, cleaned and are now ready to recirculate.
  • Going forward: all returned items are isolated for 72 hours before being checked in and cleaned with a Clorox wipe.
  • Finishing projects that were not completed at the time of the closure.
  • Processing books that were delivered the week of the closure.
  • Ordering and organizing the required cleaning products and personal protection equipment. Many of these items are in high demand and are not available or are on backorder.  
  • Preparing the facility following CDC protocols and state requirements. This must be accomplished before opening to the public.

What you can do now:

  • Return library items to the drop box that were checked out to you prior to the closing.  No overdue fines will be charged for any items in circulation during the mandatory closing.
  • Use Curb Service to order and pick-up library materials. See instructions above.
  • Continue to use the digital services available on SDL's website. 

SDL is following recommendations made by the CDC for social distancing and other safety precautions. Howeveras a public space, SDL is not a sterile environment and cannot guarantee germ-free physical materials.

SDL encourages patrons to stay home if:

  • you are ill
  • have been exposed to anyone who is sick
  • you have an underlying health condition that weakens your immune system.

Notice of any service changes will be posted here on SDL's homepage. 

We are happy to be back in our building and look forward to the day when services return to normal. Until then, stay safe and healthy!


Want to use OverDrive & RBDigital but don't have a library card? No problem. 

SDL resdients may apply for a Digital Services Card.



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Open Hours

Monday: 11 - 7

Tuesday: 11 - 5  

Wednesday: 11 - 7

Thursday: 11 - 5

Friday: 11 - 5

Saturday: 11 - 2