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About the 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.

Library Information


You will need two forms ID.

  •  Driver's license or picture ID (If ID doesn't match billing address, we will need 2 other proof of residence.

Address verification can include:

  • Checkbook, utility bill, tax bill, voter registration card for an address, lease agreement.

  • A post office box may be used for mailing purposes, but a legal residence address must also be given.

  • Your first card is free, but there is a $3.00 replacement fee for each card after that.

Probationary Period

Your NEW PATRON or NEW STUDENT status will be for a probationary time of three (3) months.

During this time:

  • Only 5 items will be checked out on your card at any one time.

  • NO interlibrary loans.

  • Must have your card to check out materials.

  • After 3 months your card will be switched to a regular patron status as long as your account is in good standing. (NO overdues and/or fines).