Inside the AADL

AADL Items for Purchase

New AADL Canvas Bag! Find them at any Circulation Desk for $12.00. Tote your checked-out items in this sturdy and spacious bag!

Other items for purchase at the AADL include:

* Black carrier bags with AADL logo made of recycled materials: $1.00
* Cream canvas bags with black AADL logo and zipper: $12.00
* Headphones: $3.50
* Digital cartridges: $8.00 (for use with Digital Talking Book Machine available to patrons of the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled)
* USB cords for use with digital cartridges: $5.00
* Gift certificates for AADL cards: $150/year. May also be purchased for 3, 6, or 9 months.
* Non-resident AADL cards: $150/year. May also be purchased for 3, 6, or 9 months.

All items for purchase at an AADL desk may be purchased by anyone. Payment is due at the time of purchase in cash or by check.


Although there's a rental fee for our other meeting rooms, the Downtown AADL has one meeting room available at no charge. The aadlfreespace requires reservation two-weeks in advance and has a fixed standard set-up of 32 chairs. Check availability and reserve the aadlfreespace for your meeting.


From paintings and photographs to ceramics and glass works to special collections, a wide variety of media and shows are exhibited at the AADL. Read more about current or upcoming exhibits, our permanent collection, and how to apply for an exhibit. Our complete Exhibits Policy is here.

Library Tours

The AADL offers a variety of tours including, but not limited to: youth, adult, ESL and green tours. Read more about scheduling library tours.


Now your items can be ready for pickup whenever you are. Held items available for pickup at the Malletts Creek Branch can be placed in lockers for after hours pickup. Simply follow the link in your hold notice email or at the bottom of your Requests and Holds list on the My Account page. Items will be placed in lockers outside of the building and will remain available for pickup there until the opening of the library the next day. Items that are not picked up by opening the next day (opening is at 9 AM except on Sunday when it is noon) will be checked in and sent to the next person on the request list. It will be necessary to start over with a new request to receive the item at another time.

Public Computers

The AADL has public-access Internet computers available for use by both cardholders and non-cardholders at all five locations. Non-cardholders must present a photo ID. Each station has USB ports and headphone jacks - AADL does not provide USB drives or headphones, but these items are available for purchase at the circulation desks. Black and white printing is available at all locations for a cost of $0.10 per page. JAWS screen reading software is available on all public computers. In addition, you may borrow a Giant Trackball Mouse from the desk at any AADL location. The large ball in the center of the Giant Trackball Mouse requires less fine motor control than a standard mouse, making it easier for some users to use.

Room Rentals

The AADL has meeting rooms available for rental use by individuals and non-profit or for-profit groups at the Downtown, Malletts Creek, Pittsfield and Traverwood locations. More information including rates and availability.

Study Rooms

Free study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Downtown, Malletts Creek, Pittsfield, Traverwood and Westgate locations. Internet access coverage extends throughout all of these locations.

Wifi at AADL

The AADL offers both wired and wireless internet access. Learn more about our wifi services.

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Great resources; thanks AADL!

Is it possible for patrons to print documents from your public computers?

I love the library!!

My name is David Johnson from Solid Rock Church of Ann Arbor MI. I stay at the County Shelter of Washtenaw County. I would like to do a weekly group bible study here and sometimes a one on one bible study for an hour in one of your private study rooms on Thursdays @3/4pm. I am hoping and praying that this would be a possibility and that you would consider my request please and thank you.

My number is (734)636-4842.

Wow. There is so much good stuff going on at the library! Thanks.

u know if the study room is avabile

I love this library!

I love that the library has computers for internet use. I can see they are busy much of the time. I've used them when I needed access to Internet Explorer. But they are quite old--any plans to update?

I love the Summer Game -- it is making me explore the website and I'm learning all kinds of cool things the library has to offer, beyond the collection!

Thanks for make our summer special