About CLK Library

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

    Library Advisory Board
    May 20 @ 4:00 p.m.


  • Programs


    Every Thursday (Except on Holidays & Snow Days)
    Storytime with "Mr. Storytime" begins Thursday, September 26th at 10:15 a.m.

    Friends of the Library Sponsored Programs


    April 16th -- Third Wednesday of the Month -- 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Big Game Night

    Wednesday, April 9th
    "Discovering Copper Country History through the 1904-1908 Calumet Diaries of James Trelore Buckett", presented by Barbara Leary.

    Tuesday, April 15th
    CLK Schools Spring Arts Fair "Celebration of Art" -- 5-7 PM

    Wednesday, April 23rd
    "Ambrose Bierce:  Journalist, Misanthrope, and Author of Great Civil War and Horror Stories", presented by Jack Jobst, PhD.

    Wednesday, April 30th
    The Beginning to the End of Your Knitted Project, presentation by Nancy Fisher of Yarns and Threads.

    Wednesday, May 7th

    "Life in East Germany and the Fall of the Berlin Wall", presented by Thomas Werner, PhD.

    Wednesday, May 28th
    Images of America:  Keweenaw County, book launch with author Jennifer Billock.

    Wednesday, June 4th
    "Geoheritage of the Calumet Area", presented by Bill Rose, PhD.

    Saturday, June 28th
    Used Book Sale to benefit the Friends of the Library (details to follow).

    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.