The Calumet Library is a combined library that serves as both a school library and as a library for the public. The library has a long history in Calumet. The public library, like so many other community services, was first provided by the Calumet Hecla Mining Company. It was combined with the school library in the 1940’s when the mining company was leaving the area.

NEW LIBRARY - - October 1997

The new Calumet Public-School Library was designed by the firm of Thomblinson Harburn Associates. It reflects the historical look of many of the turn-of-the-century buildings in the area with the use of soft curves and large mullioned windows. The combination of new oak furniture and refinished antiques from the old library emphasize this traditional design.


It is the mission of the Calumet Public-School Library to make educational, informational and recreational materials accessible to the citizens of the public library service area and the students of the Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium and Keweenaw. This service will be provided in a friendly and businesslike manner.


If we do not have the book the you need we may be able to borrow it for you from another library in Michigan, or from a library in another state.


The Library has computers for student and public use that will allow you to type up and print out a resume, report, letter or business plan, as well as utilize database and spreadsheet software. The Internet is available too, providing access to current research databases, and other sites on the World Wide Web.

Health-O-Vision, a pilot project on consumer health information from the University of Michigan provides up-to-date information on health. It is very easy to use and a nice introduction to computer resources.

Other technology in the library include a closed circuit TV unit that enlarges images on a monitor (made possible through the Calumet Lions), a Kurtzweil Reader that scans text and reads it aloud, a microfilm reader/scanner a telefax machine, scanners and a copy machine.

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Library Events

  • Library Advisory Bd. Mtgs.

    Nov. 17 -- 5:00 p.m.

    Jan. 19 -- 5:00 p.m.

    Mar. 15 -- 5:00 p.m.

    May 17 -- 5:00 p.m.



    Friends of the Calumet Public Library
    Second Tuesday of every Month @ 5:30 p.m. in the Library

    Are you looking for a way to become involved in your community?  How about joining the Friends of the Calumet Public Library!  There are many ways to lend a hand at the library:  programming ideas, volunteer opportunities, the Red Jacket Readers Book Club, and more.  These are open meetings and we welcome new members and new ideas.  Come find out what's ahead at the Calumet Public Library.


    Calumet Library has a position open on the Library Advisory Board.  If you are interested, stop by the circulation desk to pick up an application.  You must live in the CLK District.




    Nov. 17

    Jan. 19

    Mar. 15

    May 17





  • Programs



    MeLCat requesting will be suspended from Nov. 18 to Dec. 11

    Please make sure to place allof your requests by Tues., November 17th.


    Storytime will begin again Thurs., October 1st  @ 10:15 a.m.


    Discover Michigan using your library card, check out a pass for one of Michigan's cultural attractions, state parks and recreation areas.  For more information visit:


    Zinio - Online Magazines
    Free to Public Library Patrons. Go the LIBRARY CATALOG then click on Zinio - create an account and enjoy. Zinio apps are available for most mobile devices.




    TUES., OCTOBER 13--5:30 PM

    October Meeting of the Friends of the Library.  Are you looking for a way to become involved in your community?  How about joining the Friends of the Calumet Public Library.  There are many ways to lend a hand at the library:  programming ideas, volunteer opportunities, the Red Jacket Readers book club, and more!  Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the library - mark your calendar.  This is an open meeting, and we welcome new members and fresh ideas.  Come find out what's ahead at the Calumet Public Library.


    WED., OCTOBER 14--6:30-8:00 PM

    Trails at Keweenaw Land Trust Nature Areas, presentation by Nathan Miller.  From Lightfoot Bay and the Paavola Wetlands to Mantiou Island and beyond, the Keweenaw Land Trust has nature areas open year-round to the public for low-impact recreation.  These protected lands provide opportunity to explore forested areas, traditional farms, rolling dunes, wetlands, and exposed bedrock while rock hounding, snowshoeing, hiking, picnicing, and more !  Join Nathan Miller, KLT Project Coordinator, as he conducts a photographic tour of KT's sites; learn their history and special features, and come away with a list of special places to visit with your family and friends.


    WED., OCTOBER 21--6:30-8:00 PM

    Folk Poet Eelu Kiviranta, Immigrant Rascal, presentation and book signing by Lillian Lehto.  Eelu Kiviranta, Finnish immigrant farmer, and Upper Peninsula resident documented his life and thoughts through poetry, starting at an early age.  Kiviranta's poems include reflections on politics, social commentary, description of early life in Finland, times served in the Finnish army, and observations of immigrant life in the Copper Country.  His poetry has been collected and translated into the book, A Rascal's Craft:  Musings of a Finnish-American Immigrant, by his granddaughter, Lillian Lehto.  Join Mrs. Lehto for a presentation and a reading from this collection and hear reflections on early 20th century life through the voice of a Finnish immigrant.


    Books will be available for sale at the program, with proceeds going to benefit efforts of the Friends of the Calumet Public Library.



    Wed., September 23 -- Those of the Forest by Wallace Byron Grange

    Wed., November 25 -- Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

    Wed., January 13 -- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandell