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.




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.


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).



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Library Events



    Friends of the Calumet Public Library
    Second Tuesday of every other Month @ 5:30 p.m. in the Library


    The CLK School District seeks an individual to serve on the CLK Public School Library Advisory Board.  The Library Advisory Board helps guide library policy and advises the Library Director.  The Board meets every two months from September through May.  Applicants must be a resident of the CLK School District.  The term of service is two years.  Applications are due by September 1, 2017.


    You can pick up an application at the circulation desk in the Library.







  • Programs

    Summer Reading Program

    Reading hour is Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 6, 13, 20 & 27.


    READ to RIDE

    Would you like to win a bike?  If you are between the ages of 6-14 and a resident of Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon County here's how:


    Between May 15th and August 2nd, Read a book, or several books.  Turn in your completed entry forms to the library.  Each book read = one chance to win (20 books = 20 chances)!


    Drawing will be held on August 10, 2017.  Forms can be picked up in the Public Library or the CCISD.  A minimum of 20 bikes will be given away.


    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., August 16th--6:30 PM

    "What's Missing in Calumet:  A Look at Streetscapes Past and Present," by Lynette Webber, KNHP Ranger


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

    Red Jacket Reader's discussion of "All the Light we Cannot See", by Anthony Doerr


    Wed., November 8th--6:30 PM

    Red Jacket Reader's discussion, "The Residence:  Inside the Private World of the White House", by Kate Andersen Brower


    Wed., January 10th--6:30 PM

    Red Jacket Reader's discussion, "The Almost Nearly Perfect People:  behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia", by Michael Booth