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311. N. Steel St.

Ontonagon, MI 49953


M: 11-8

Tu: 11-5

W: 11-8

Th: X

F: 11-5

Sa: 10-2

Su: X

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Library services will resume soon!

(Pending any further updates to the state's Safer-at-Home order.)

Here's what you need to know:


CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY – 6/8/20 through 6/13/20



    • Check-out of library materials (and touchless delivery of materials to parking lot.)

    • Reader's Advisory services to help choose materials (pending staff availability)

    • Document printing - forward attachments or links to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • To schedule curbside service, call 906-884-4411 during service hours, and be sure to let us know which parking lot you'll be in!

    • Curbside services available during regular library hours only.




  • From 11:00 to noon Monday mornings, the library is reserved for use by senior citizens.

  • Summer” computer hours will begin immediately upon re-opening. This is one 30 minute session per visit. Please seat yourselves at every other computer when space is available to do so.

  • If you are feeling unwell, stay home. We can override due dates via telephone or e-mail if you are unable to return items for an extended period, and can designate a friend or family member to pick up items on your behalf.

  • There will be no “event” style programs (workshops, classes, story times, etc.) at OTL until further notice.

  • When using the library, please conduct your business as efficiently as possible, and limit visits to one per day.

  • CURBSIDE SERVICE will remain available for those who prefer not to enter the library, please call us at 906-884-4411 to arrange pickup.

  • Staff may cap the number of simultaneous visitors at their discretion.

  • Be respectful of the fact that there are a broad range of opinions and concerns regarding COVID-19. This means following social distancing protocols (6 ft minimum between persons), reserving commentary on whether others choose to wear a mask, etc.


These guidelines will remain in effect until further notice. Welcome back!



With heartfelt apologies to anyone who was hoping to visit soon, it seems we got a bit ahead of ourselves with our plans to reopen this Friday.


Due to the extension of the governor's stay-at-home order and our designation as a public gathering place, we are unable to provide library services (including curbside pickup) until at least June 12th.


This is 100% my fault for misinterpreting the extension to State EO 2020-69, and I regret any confusion caused. We look forward to seeing you all as soon as we're able!


Leo Siren


Federal and State forms for paying your 2017 income taxes are now available at the library! 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, as well as Michigan state 1040s with or without home heating credit.



In compliance with state guidelines for non-essential businesses, the Ontonagon Township Library will remain closed until further notice. Wi-Fi remains available from the parking lot, and a large selection of electronic library materials can be found through the Great Lakes Digital Library and MeL E-Resources.



Meetings of the OTL board will also be canceled until further notice. The Library Director and Board Officers will conduct essential business as needed.

Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

We are no longer distributing eclipse glasses as of 8/16. You people have ripped through 950 pairs of them already. Monsters. Here are your options:

1. Pay $100 for 10 pairs on Amazon and probably end up with the weird imports that are not ISO certified and made out of asbestos and BPA.


2. Share. Seriously, there are 950 pairs out there. You might check with the Carp Lake Township Library or the Rousseau Bar, where some pairs were sent to serve the far reaches of our patronage, but I imagine they're both running low by now too.


3. Maybe just don't worry about it because it's probably going to rain anyway?




4. Come to the library the day of the eclipse, Monday, August 21st, where we will distribute our last 48 pairs of glasses on a first-come, first-served basis at precisely twelve o' clock noon, EST.



Dear friends and patrons,


In accordance with advice from Governor Gretchen Whitmer's office and the Michigan Library Association, we have made the very difficult decision to close our doors and suspend ALL library services and programs, effective Tuesday, 3/17/20.


All due dates will be automatically extended, and late fines will not accrue during the closure. You are under no obligation to return items until we have re-opened.


We will make an announcement as to continued closure or a re-open date prior to April 5th. This will also be in accordance with state advice.


We expect significant disruption to interlibrary loan services during this time, but we hope to have drive-up/walk-up service available for picking up holds 1 or 2 days a week, as staff will still be in the building working part-time on essential duties and special projects (including cleaning/sanitizing).


We are making this decision in the interest of community health, and regret any disruption or inconvenience to the lives of our patrons.




Leo Siren, Director

The full announcement from the MLA can be found at