LIBRARY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
All those who reside or own property within the Parchment School District are eligible for a free Parchment Community Library card.
Not sure if you live in our district?
Check our Street Index for your address.
Live in Cooper's Landing Apartments?
Check our map to see if you are in the Plainwell or Parchment library district.
If you do NOT live in our district, you may not apply online for a card. When the library
re-opens, stop in with a photo ID and your home library card, and we'll give you a Reciprocal Borrower card.
The limit for Hoopla is now 10 checkouts per cardholder per month, and the limit for OverDrive is 7 checkouts per cardholder per month.
Use your library card to access free digital books, audiobooks, movies and music!
Go to our DIGITAL CONTENT page for more information.
Please note, only in-district cardholders may access digital resources like Hoopla and OverDrive through Parchment Community Library.
If you have a Reciprocal Borrower card from us, you may access digital resources through your home library's website.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW DURING THE CLOSURE
Parchment, MI, Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Governor Whittmer issued Executive Order 2020-20 on March 21, which mandates that most institutions and businesses (including libraries) remain closed until further notice.
Parchment, MI, Friday, March 13, 2020.
The Parchment Community Library will be closed March 14–further notice (original end date was April 5) to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We realize that this may present a hardship to some of our patrons and regret that we must close.
Why are you closed until further notice? On Thursday, March 12, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a mandate to close all Michigan schools grades K-12 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Whitmer also urged all Michigan residents to practice self-isolation by staying home. Parchment Community Library considers the health of our patrons and staff a top priority. To help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 among the high number dents who utilize our library on a daily basis, and thus increasing the risk of exposure to the rest of our community, we will comply with the Governor’s order.
What if I have library materials currently checked out? Please keep them until we reopen. Due dates and holds will be extended to accommodate the closure period. Due dates on MelCat items will also be extended and new requests will not be filled at this time. Please note our book return will be locked and unavailable during the closure.
YOU WILL NOT INCUR AN OVERDUE FEE FOR MATERIALS THAT ARE DUE WHILE THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED!
Will any PCL services be available during the closure period? While our physical building will be closed, our website parchmentlibrary.org, is our online branch and is always open. PCL offers a large variety of digital books, audiobooks, comics, movies, and music via Hoopla and OverDrive. To learn more about Hoopla and OverDrive, see this page: https://www.parchmentlibrary.org/digital-content.
What about library events? We'll update our Library Events page with the current news about rescheduling events.
You'll also find lots of links to free ebooks and audiobooks, great resources for students, fun for families, and free and low-cost Internet access.
Need help with your library account during the COVID19 shutdown? Email , which will be checked at least once each day.
How can I keep updated about the reopening of the library? All service updates will be posted on the homepage of our website and on Facebook.