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



    Sept. 20, 2016

    Nov. 15, 2016

    Jan. 17, 2017

    Mar. 21, 2017

    May 15, 2017






  • Programs

    "Would you like to win a mountain bike?"   If you are between the ages fo 6 and 14 (by July 30, 2016) and a resident of Houghton/Keweenaw Counties, here's how.  Beginning May 16th through August 3rd, keep track of the number of books you have read by filling out your completed entry forms.  Forms can be picked up and returned to the library.  A minimum of 20 bikes will be awarded.  For more information call the library or stop by during open hours.



    Storytime will begin again Thurs., October 6th @ 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.




    Wed., June 15th -- 6:30 PM

    Read Jacket Readers book discussion of "Tracking the Beast" by Henry Kisor.


    Sat., June 25th -- Multi-purpose Facility -- 10:00 - 3:00 PM

    Friends of the Library Used Book Sale


    Wed., Juy 13th -- 6:30 PM

    Henry Kisor, author presentation and book signing


    Wed., July 20th -- 6:30 PM

    "Seed Saving:  The joys of becoming a backyard seed breeder", presented by Dawn Anderson


    Wed., September 7th -- 6:30 PM

    Red Jacket Readers book discussion of "What Should a Clever Moose Eat?:  Natural history, ecology, and north woods" by John Pastor, PhD.


    Wed., November 9th -- 6:30 PM

    Red Jacket book discussion:  Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear


    Wed., January 11th -- 6:30 PM

    Red Jacket Readers book discussion:  "The Hare with the Amber Eyes", by Edmund de Waal