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Vernon District Public Library

About Us

  • Who We Are

    The Vernon District Public Library is located at 115 E Main St. Vernon, Michigan. The Vernon District Public Library provides free services to all residents living within the township boundaries. The internet and wifi are also available. The library system holds over 15,000 materials including over 12,000 books, and audio books. We also have DVDs available for check-out.

    In total, over 15,000 items checked out of the system during fiscal year 2007-2008! In addition to these items, many of people entered the library to utilize print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet through the Library’s fiber-optic connection, enjoy state-of-the-art Wi-fi service, participate in computer and Internet training, view a Library exhibit, or attend one of the Library’s many events.

    Our friendly and professional staff is eager to help you in anyway possible.  Welcome to the Public Library!The New Library!

    Our Mission

  • Director's Message

    The Vernon Library is open to the public! Before visiting, review the following guidelines. Do not enter if you have felt sick. Wear a face covering, unless medically unable or younger than 2 years old (masks available for a fee) Maintain 6ft social distance at all times Building capacity limited to 15 people; limit the number of visitors from 3 household Limit your visit to 30 minutes or less Computer stations limited; appointments for use are recommended Continue to return items to outdoor drop box Curbside services will continue to be available and is highly encouraged Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. The staff looks forward to seeing you soon!
  • Contact Us

    Our email address is:

    Our phone number is: 989-288-6486

    Our mailing address is:  115 E. Main St.

                                             PO Box 416

                                             Vernon, MI 48876

    Or you can use the appropriate form below to contact us via e-mail:

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Library Policies

    The way we do things and why
  • Your Library Card

    Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

    Who can get a card 

    • Vernon Township Residents

    How to Get Your Card  

    • Please Present a Drivers License OR ID with a local or County address

    Borrowing Limits

    • Books are checked out for two weeks

    Placing Holds

    • A book may be put on reserve only after it has been cataloged in the library system.

    Renewing Your Borrowed Items

    • You can renew your material by either calling the library or going online.

    Library Fines

    • Books and audio books have a late fine of .05 per day, dvd's are $1.00 a day. If a book is lost or damaged, patron may be charged replacement cost, late fines, and other charges related to the incident.
  • Vernon District Public Library Mission Statement

    The mission of the Vernon District Public Library is to enhance the quality of life in the Village of Vernon and Vernon Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan, by providing the resources and services necessary to satisfy the evolving information needs and recreational pursuits of the community.

    The Core Values of the Vernon District Public Library are to:

    • Provide equal access to information and services for all people.
    • Create an environment rich in a wide range of ideas that represent all points of view.
    • Nurture a love of reading and learning in children, teens and adults.
    • Maintain an atmosphere of fairness, honesty, and dignity.
    •  Provide excellent customer service.
    • Maintain a well-trained, informed, motivated staff.
    • Provide an effective combination of library materials, programs, and services for the community.
    • Use technology to expand and facilitate the community's access to information.
    • Maintain functional and attractive facilitate while seeking opportunities to provide new services outlets, both traditional and innovative.
    • Integrate the Library into the community, its institutions and schools.
    • Continue to recognize and respond to the changing nature of the Village of Vernon and Vernon Township.
    • Practice responsible management, with fiscal accountability to the community.

    The Vernon District Public Library provides traditional materials, activities and services:
    • Books-- Fiction, non-fiction and large print. Search your library catalog Come see our interesting items on Vernon's History. 
    • Audiovisual items-- DVDs, videos, books on CDs and audiocassettes. Search your library catalog Check out the Millenium Movie Collection for award winning and classic movies! DVDs: a complete printable list
    • Reference and research materials, in print and online.
    • Periodicals-- Magazines and newspapers, both in the library and online.

    many items are added to our collection each month.

    In addition, the library offers technology and virtual library services:

    • Computers available for public use.
    • WiFi access throughout the building
    • Wireless printing from home or laptops used in the building.
    • 24/7 access to your online account, allowing you to browse the SWAN catalog, reserve and renew items, view your account and pay your fines electronically from wherever you are. Your Account
    • Online resources that are searchable from anywhere. Magazines & Databases
    • 24/7 Reference assistance. Ask Away

    Dates that the library is closed in 2020. *days are not definite* Thursday, January 1st - New Year's Day Monday, January 20st - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Monday, February 17th - Washington's Birthday Saturday, May 23th - Monday, May 25th - Memorial Day Friday, July 3th - Sunday, July 5th - Independence Day Friday, September 4th - Monday, September 7th - Labor Day Monday, October 12th -Columbus Day Wednesday, November 11th - Veteran's Day Wednesday, November 25th - Sunday, November 29th - Thanksgiving Thursday, December 24th - Sunday, December 27th - Christmas Thursday, December 31st -Sunday, January 3rd - New Years

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