5 Ways to Get Your TPL Fix, While We're Closed

January 4, 2019

TPL may be closed, but it’s an exciting and busy time around the building! Carpet is going out, carpet is coming in, books, shelves, and everything else are being moved around. As painful as it is (yes, we know, it’s hard for us too), we are busy working hard to enhance the library experience for you, our prized patron. But we get it, you need your library time, so we have put together five  great ways to fulfill your TPL craving while we’re closed:

 1.     TPL at TCC

While we are closed, TPL staff will be hanging out in Room 502 in the Troy Community Center. There you can stop in for research and digital services assistance, and help with placing holds. We will have Librarians on duty during our regular hours listed below until January 17:

Mondays–Thursdays: 10 am–9 pm

Fridays: Closed

Saturdays: 10 am–5 pm

Sundays: 1–5 pm

 2.     Downloadables

TPL is always open online, 24/7. We have so many great digital services available, they will surely make the time without TPL a little more bearable. With multiple digital platform services to choose from, we can cover all the things you love about TPL from the comfort of your living room. Need help? A friendly Librarian in Room 502 at the Community Center can help you!

 For the movie enthusiast…


Stream movies on your computer, phone, tablet, AppleTV, Roku, or Chromecast.

 For the reader on the go…


Download eBooks, and audio books for your computer, laptop, and or mobile device.

 For the magazine maven…


Still love turning the pages of your favorite magazine? With RBDigital you can get the latest issues of your favorite magazines downloaded right to your computer, tablet, and or mobile device. And guess what? Once you download them, they are yours! No need to return! Awesome right?

 For the person who loves having options…


Hoopla is the perfect streaming service for the person who loves their movies, tv shows., ebooks, and more, all in one spot! Download the app, and get started today!

 3.     Events

While the building may be closed, there will be a few great events for children and teens in the Community Center like: 

            Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
            Teen Group Study
            Tween Nights 

See the calendar for specific times, dates, and room numbers for each event!

 4.     Explore Digital Resources

Did you know we have dozens of free digital resources for our cardholders? Strengthen your brain health with Brain HQ. Explore historic newspapers all the way from 1690 with Chronicling America. Use Tutor.com for homework help and test preparation. Let your mind wander with all our Resources, A-Z! 

5.     Use your TPL card at surrounding libraries:

Last but not least, did you know you can use your TPL card and all of its privileges at other libraries? Utilize other cool libraries in the area like:

            Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 586.266.5000 

            Rochester Hills Public Library, 248.656.2900

            Blair Memorial Library (Clawson), 248.588.5500

            Baldwin Public Library (Birmingham), 248.647.1700

            Sterling Heights Public Library, 586.446.2640

            Bloomfield Township Public Library, 248.642.5800

 We know that nothing could take the place of TPL being open, but we hope these suggestions help ease your pain just a little. Hold on tight, we will be back open Monday, January 21 at 10 am. Be sure stay up to date with all TPL news online at troypl.org/calendar. Check out these events happening when we open! 

Monday, January 21

Books & Brews

(at Joe Kools 1835 E. Big Beaver Rd) 6:30–7:30 pm

Not in Our Town: Manhattan Beach and Class Actions

(at Troy Police Department Emergency Operations Center 500 W. Big Beaver Rd)
7–8:30 pm

Tuesday, January 22

Your Guide to Gluten Free: Facts & Myths at Fresh Thyme

(at 901 E. Big Beaver Rd) 6–7 pm

Monday, January 28

Trivia & Brews: Gilmore Girls (at Granite City Brewery 699 W. Big Beaver Rd)
7­–9 pm.

Open Building Hours

Mon 9:30 am–7 pm

Tue 9:30 am–7 pm

Wed 9:30 am–7 pm

Thu 9:30 am–7 pm

Fri 9:30 am–5 pm

Sat 9:30 am–5 pm

Sun 1–5 pm

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