Welcome to the Eaton Rapids Area District Library; a Library that is so much more than just books and a quiet place to read! Here we have activities happening daily that turn our building into a vibrant learning center in the middle of downtown, and we have electronic resources, GoPro cameras, mobile internet, board games and more to check out.
Our friendly staff strive to make each and every visit to the Library enjoyable and beneficial for everyone that walks through our doors.
I am proud to say I am the director of the Eaton Rapids Area District Library and I hope you enjoy your time with us.
Bryonna Barton, Director
Provide and make readily available library services necessary to meet the educational, informational, recreational and cultural needs of the community today and into the future.
The Eaton Rapids Area District Library Board is comprised of seven members representing the three municipalities that make up our service area. Six Board members are appointed by the municipality they reside in for four-year terms, and the seventh member rotates between the municipalities for a two-year term.
The Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Library. Major duties include maintaining the public Library, establishing Library policies, employing the Library Director, adopting an annual budget, and approving the expenditure of funds.
The Friends are dedicated to promoting the Eaton Rapids Area District Library, increasing public awareness, and encouraging community involvement through fundraising activities. Click the link below and fill out the form to join our Friends group.
If you want an easy way to donate to the Eaton Rapids Area District Library, use the Amazon Smile link and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to the Library. Just select the Friends of the Eaton Rapids Library before starting your purchase.
We have also added a Donate Page which will allow you to donate towards the Building Renovation fund with Google Pay or Square.
There is a spot for YOU at the Library! Please fill out our new Online Volunteer application volunteer application and return or mail it to the library.
In order to get a free three-year Library card you need to live (or own property) in the City of Eaton Rapids, Eaton Rapids Township or Hamlin Township (service area).
If you live outside our service area you may get a card, but there is a $45.00/year fee for a family card or a $25.00/year fee for a single card.
A family card allows each family member residing at the same address to receive their own card at no additional cost.
If you would like to see if your address is eligible for a free card please email us or give us a call at 517-663-0950, or visit us in person.
You can now sign up for an Eaton Rapids Area District Library card online! Follow the link here to be taken to our online form.
There is still a manual piece to the process, so please allow 1 week before trying to use your new card. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the library or use our contact form on the website.
We have ten public access computers, two scanners and free public WiFi throughout the building. You do not need a Library Card to access any of the in-building technology.
We have 5 Chromebook Kits for checkout. Each kit includes the ChromeBook with power adapter, a mobile hotspot with power adapter, and a thumb drive.
Unfortunately, printing is not available over Wifi. If you have a document on your phone, please bring the cable for your phone with you to the library. If you have the document on Google Drive, OneDrive or DropBox.com, please bring your login credentials.
If you have emailed the document to yourself, please make sure you have the credentials to your email AND your phone with you in the event you have 2 factor authentication (2FA) turned on.