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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.

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

  • Contact Us

    Email :

    Phone #: 989-288-6486

    Mailing Address:  115 E. Main St.
                                PO Box 416
                                Vernon, MI 48876

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Your Library Card

    Getting a card, services, borrowing limits, renewing materials, placing holds, fines, etc.

    Who can get a card 

    • Anyone! The VDPL does not restrict access based on residency. 

    How to Get Your Card  

    • Please present a Drivers License OR ID with your current permanent address at the circulation desk and fill out a Library Card Application form.

    Services — your library card gives you access to:

    • Books
    • Audiobooks
    • Magazines
    • DVDs
    • Laptops
    • Launch Pads - educational tablets for kids!
    • Electronic resources like eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines
    • Public Computers
    • Wifi
    • Local History and Genealogy Center
    • Print, Copy, Fax, Scan
    • Lamination
    • Inter-Library Loan — borrow materials from libraries statewide for free!

    Borrowing Limits

    • Books and audiobooks check out for 2 weeks at a time and may be renewed a maximum of 2 times. Books from the genealogical collection may be checked out for 2 weeks and renewed once. DVDs check out for 1 week and may be renewed once. Laptops and children's Launch Pads check out for 1 week and may be renewed once. 
    • "New" materials which have been added to the collection within the last 3 months have slightly different borrowing limits. "New" books and audiobooks may be checked out for 2 weeks and renewed once. "New" DVDs check out for 1 week and may not be renewed.

    Placing Holds

    • A book may be put on reserve only after it has been cataloged in the library system.
    • You may reserve books yourself using your patron login or by phoning the library.

    Renewing Your Borrowed Items

    • Items may be renewed by calling the library or using your patron login.

    Library Fines

    • Books and audiobooks have a late fine of .05 per day. Late fines for DVD's are $1.00 a day. Overdue laptops and launch pads have a $10.00 per day late fine.
    • If a book is lost or damaged, the patron may be charged replacement cost, late fines, and other charges related to the incident.
    • Outstanding fines and lost materials will result in a suspension of the patron account until all debts with the library have been settled. 
  • 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.
  • Library Closures & Holiday Hours

    Library Closure Policy

    The Vernon District Public Library closes for Board approved federal holidays. 

    The Vernon District Public Library will close for inclement weather in the interest of preserving the safety of patrons and staff using the facility. The decision to close is made in conjunction with other area libraries and the Durand Senior Center. 

    Weather closure updates are posted on the Library's Facebook page, our website, and on ABC12 School Closings. 

    Holiday Closures
    *Subject to change*

    • New Year's Day
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • President's Day
    • Good Friday
    • Memorial Day
    • Juneteenth
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Veteran's Day 
    • Thanksgiving (Nov. 28-30)
    • Christmas (Dec. 23-26)