Sterling Heights Library

Activities & Services
The Sterling Heights Public Library offers a full range of services for all community residents. Activities such as:
  • Adult, teen and youth summer reading programs
  • Audiovisual materials provide residents with excellent educational opportunities
  • Author visits
  • Book talks
  • Computer and Internet classes
  • Consumer interest programs
  • Educational cable programming
  • Film festivals
  • Online reference sources
  • Oral history collection
  • Preschool story times
  • Reference and readers' advisory services
  • Wide selection of books and eBooks
Computer Services
Computerized information retrieval is offered through a shared catalog of 27 libraries in the Suburban Library Cooperative. The Digital Media Archives section of the online catalog includes hundreds of digital photographs of Sterling Township farms and families from the 1860s. The library also participates in the MeLCat statewide catalog and delivery system, allowing Sterling Heights residents to borrow materials from hundreds of public, school, and academic libraries throughout Michigan. Other services include:
  • Area newspapers on microfilm
  • AWE educational gaming center for children
  • Full-text online magazine and newspaper reference sources
  • Internet access at public workstations
  • Wireless internet access
Online & Homebound Services
The Library's website serves as an effective guide to the wealth of resources provided by the library. Moreover, the website provides access to thousands of full-text electronic books and downloadable audiobooks via the Michigan e-Library (MeL) and MCLS Digital Library. Technology training sessions are regularly offered to allow residents to make optimal use of the library's computerized resources. A van delivers a wide selection of materials, including large print books, directly to the homebound residents and senior citizen housing units.

Foreign Language & Large Print Selections

The library has an international language collection of popular fiction and magazines in 23 languages, and a unique collection of English as a second language materials designed to improve English language skills. For patrons with visual disabilities, the library provides large print and audio books.

Additionally, the library's cable channel broadcasts quality educational programs daily. These programs feature topics in literacy, arts and history, science, cultural enrichment, and youth and teen issues. At other times, the channel lists current library events, programs, and collection