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AHPL Reverts to Limited Lobby and Curbside Service Beginning Wednesday, November 18th

As COVID-19 continues to impact local communities, Auburn Hills Public Library is taking steps to help mitigate the spread. Due to recent data from Oakland County Health Division and Michigan Department of Health & Human Services regarding rising cases of COVID-19 in Oakland County and across Michigan, the Library will now only offer limited lobby and curbside service beginning Wednesday, November. 18, until further notice.

Given the increased positivity rate of the virus in Oakland County and knowing cases are rising, we need to find alternatives to continue to offer library services to keep our staff and community safe while meeting our residents’ needs.

Library patrons may reserve books, DVDs, games, and more at ahplibrary.org and may choose to pick them up in the lobby or schedule a curbside pickup. Librarians are available to answer questions by phone or email.

Limited Lobby Service:

  • Monday – Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am until 5 pm. 
  • Building access is limited to Express Pickup & Returns.
  • Faxing and scanning.
  • Wireless printing pick-up.

Curbside Pickup Service:

  • Monday – Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am to 4 pm.
  • Online reservations to schedule hold pick-ups.
  • Wireless printing pick-up.

The Library is also open 24/7 online for patrons to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, TV shows, and more. To further assist patrons with computer needs, AHPL will continue to lend iPads and hotspots to AHPL cardholders. All other programs remain online. 

AHPL has worked hard to develop flexible library programs and services. We appreciate the support and understanding as we move through these challenging times.

The Friends of the AHPL are grateful for the books everyone has donated, but at this time, they are unable to accept additional material donations. They hope to begin receiving material donations again starting March 1st.

Ways to Make Requests

Online Self Service

Place holds on our catalog using this link. Holds will be filled in the order they are received. You will receive a notification when your holds are available.


Call (248) 370-9466 (calls answered 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday), and our Library staff will assist you with placing your request. Holds will be filled in the order they are received. You will receive a notification when your holds are available.

Curbside Pickup

All curbside pickup service requests require an appointment. You will receive a notification once your hold is available. To use curbside pickup, click here to schedule a day and time to pick-up your holds.

Curbside Pickup Hours

  • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday


If no one if waiting for a specific item you have out, you can renew online or call the library at (248) 370-9466 to extend your due date. 


All materials will need to be returned in our outside return slot, in which materials will then be removed from your record sanitized and quarantined for 72 hours before being loaned out again.


All staff working the service receive training and the personal protective equipment necessary to keep themselves, other staff, and the public safe. All employees wear face coverings according to The City of Auburn Hills policy, and the library asks that library patrons observe social distancing best practices.

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