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



    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.




    Library Advisory Board
     May 19th @ 5:30 p.m.


  • Programs


    Storytime will begin again Thurs., Sept. 25th @ 10:15 a.m.



    "Like to ride bikes?"  If you are between the ages of 6 & 14 (by July 30, 2015) and a resident of Houghton or Keweenaw Counties, you have a chance to win a new bike.  It's simple, stop by the library and pick up a form.  The more books you read the more chances to win.  1 book = 1 chance.  All forms need to be turned in by August 1, 2015.  The drawing will be on August 6, 2015.


    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:



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    WED., MAY 27TH (6:30-8:00 PM)

    "First Robotics:  Inspiring Young People to be Science and Technology Leaders", presentation by Calumet High School students and Todd Waurio, Instructor.


    WED., JUNE 24TH (6:30-8:00 PM)

    "Butterflies and Moths of Houghton County", presentation by Thomas Werner


    SAT., JUNE 27TH (10:00-3:00 PM)
    Used Book Sale to benefit Friends of the Library in the Multi-Purpose Facility of the CLK Schools


    WED., JULY 15TH (6:30-8:00 PM)

    "Letting the Natural World Inspire Poetry", book signing and presentation by Deborah Frontiera.