Monday – Thursday | 10 AM – 9 PM
Friday | Closed
Saturday | 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM
To apply for a Library card, bring a valid Michigan Driver’s License or State ID with your current address on it to the Circulation desk in the Library’s lobby. You can view a list of who is eligible for a card here.
To log into your account, click on the Account on the navigation bar on troypl.org. This will take you into our catalog. Enter your Library card number and your password (PIN) and click Log In. From here you can review your account or renew your material.
Our automated circulation system blocks an account when a patron has $5 or more in fees. A payment to bring the fees under $5 will eliminate the block. When an account is blocked, the system will not allow holds to be placed nor items to be checked out using that Library card.
If you forget your password (PIN), you can do one of two things.
If you have an email address registered with your Library account, go to the Library’s home page and click on Account in the navigation bar. This will take you to the log in screen, where you can click on Forgot Your Password? and have your password emailed to you.
Or, you can come into the Library and go to the Circulation desk in the lobby with your Troy Library card and personal identification. A staff member will be happy to help you reset your password (PIN).
If you lose your card, please visit the Circulation desk in the lobby. A staff member will assist you with a new card. There is a $3 fee for lost cards.
The Library’s Technology Center has 29 computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office 2013. We have black-and-white and color printers, scanners, a fax machine, CD burners, and USB ports. In addition, we have a staffed Technology Desk to assist you with your questions. You must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent, to use Technology Center computers.
There are four computers in the Teen Resource Center, and 11 computers in the Youth Services Department. These computers have filtered Internet access and Microsoft Office 2013. The Youth Services Department also has four game computers.
To see our Internet policy, click here.
Computer use is free to Troy residents, and to residents of Suburban Library Cooperative communities. There is a daily, monthly, or yearly charge for residents of other communities.
You can call 248.524.3542 or come to the Technology Center to book a room at the Library. The Library has one conference room (capacity 12) and one meeting room (capacity 75) available for civic, educational or non profit groups. Troy–based groups can register for a room up to a month in advance. Non-Troy based groups can register up to one week in advance. To see our entire meeting room policy, click here.
Starting February 1, 2015 TPL will no longer be proctoring exams. There is a non-refundable exam proctoring fee is $20 for Troy residents and $30 for all others, to be paid in advance of scheduling the exam. To schedule a proctored exam, click here. Proctoring requests must be submitted a minimum of 7 business days prior to the desired examination date, and exams will not be proctored until the student has received confirmation by email or phone. If you have questions, please call 248.524.3542.
From December through April, the Library has printed copies of many of the most popular tax forms. All other times, Library staff can print out copies of any tax form for .10 cents a page.
Materials can be donated to the Friends of Troy Public Library by bringing the books to the donation area in the Library lobby to the right of the Circulation desk. Books may be donated any time the Library is open. There are receipts available in this area, which you may fill out and keep for tax purposes. The books are sold by the Friends in their bookstore and proceeds are used to support the Library.
The Friends of Troy Public Library sell used books in their lobby gift shop and lower level book shop. The Friends Book Shop is located on the lower level of the Library and is open Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM and Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM. The Friends Gift Shop is open Monday – Thursday 12 PM – 4 PM, Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM and Sunday 1 – 4 PM. All proceeds are used to support the Library.
The Troy Public Library is a department of the City of Troy. All job posting and hiring is done through the City’s Human Resources Department. For a current list of job openings in the Library or in the City, click here.
If you are 14 years old or older, you can volunteer your time at the Library. Depending on your age, you might be shelving books, assisting with programs, or working in the Friends gift store or book store. Complete the volunteer form and a staff member will follow up with you when an opportunity is available. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Troy Library!