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Mobile Hotspots
Check out the Internet!

TDL is pleased to announce that it is now lending Hotspots.  Any patron over 18 with a Tecumseh District Library card in good standing can check out a device.  The hotspots have a lending period of two weeks and cannot be renewed.  A fee of $5 per day will be assessed for late returns. Hotspots must be returned inside the library to a staff member at the circulation desk.  You can reserve them just like books.   

Please inquire at the front desk for additional information.  

TDL is able to provide this new service thanks to the generous support of the Tecumseh District Library.  
Two-Way Texting
In order to get started, please provide us with your Mobile Phone Number, then use the following commands to manage your library account.  

ADDME: This command is sent to 517-295-5043 and the request to begin two-way text services for the phone number associated with the device. 

GOODBYE: This command turns off two-way text services to the device. 

HELPME: Sends back a list of all available commands.

RENEW ALL: Instructs VERSO to do a RENEW on all titles assoicated with this account, whether the items are due or not.  

RENEW DUE: Instructs VERSO to do a RENEW on items that are due.  VERSO confirms the action with a reply message.  

STATUS: Ask for a quick summary of the patron's circulation status.  Example of a reply: 15 items out, 2 overdues, 1 lost book, 14 reserves and 3 holds ready for pick-up.  

WHERE: Supplies Tecumseh District Library's address.

HOURS: Supplies Tecumesh District Library business hours. 
Library Mobile App
   Introducing the Tecumseh District Library App for  mobile devices.  It’s easy to get started!  Download the app by searching for “Tecumseh District Library” in the Apple or Android app store on your smart device.  Once you launch the app, enter your library card number and pin.  This information will be saved on your device so you don’t need to log in over and over again.  The app will save your card in digital format so it will be right at your fingertips.
  The app will allow you to search and browse our collection, place holds, check out digital items, search by scanning and ISBN code, browse and search our calendar of events and much more.
   The Apple app requires an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS version 8 or higher.  The Android app requires a phone or tablet running Android version 4 or higher.  The Android app is also available in the Amazon app store and will work on 2nd generation Kindle Fire tablets and newer. 
Notary Public Service
   The Tecumseh District Library now offers Notary Public Services.  This service will cost non - cardholders $2 per document  and card holders $1per document.  Appointments can be made with our Administrative Assistant Debbie Gilbey.  Walk-ins are welcome based on the availability of our Notary. Appointments are encouraged.
  Types of documents that may require notarization include wills, trusts, deeds, contracts and affidavits. 
Call the Library at 423-2238 to schedule an appointment.      
Donation Guidelines

Library Donation Wish List

*Hardcover and paperback books in good condition after the year 2000. We cannot use damaged books or those books in poor condition.

* DVDs and Audio-Books.

* Price guides and almanacs (current only)

* Medical and financial advice books (less than 5 years old)

* Travel guidebooks (less than 5 years old)

* Computer manuals (less than 5 years old)

* Test preparation guides (less than 5 years old)

* Cookbooks (less than 5 years old)

* Religious, inspirational or self-help books (less than 5 years old)

What happens to the items I donate?

* Depending on the quality and condition of the donated items, they will put into the general collection of the library; be put into the Friends of the District Library monthly book sale; or given away.

* We do not determine the value of the donation. Receipts are available upon request.

TDL Closing Dates 2018 - 2019


July 4, 2017 Independence Day

September 3, 2018  Labor Day

November 22, 2018  Thanksgiving Day

December 24, 2018  Christmas Eve

December 25, 2018  Christmas Day

December 31, 2018  New Year's Eve

January 1, 2019  New Year's Day

January 21, 2019  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 18, 2019  Presidents Day

April 21, 2019  Easter

May 10, 2019  Staff Development Day

May 27, 2018  Memorial Day

July 4, 2019  Independence Day

Freedom of Information Act Procedures & Guidelines

The Tecumseh District Library ("Library") adopts the public policy set forth in the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, 1976 PA 442 ("FOIA"), that all persons, except those persons incarcerated in state, county or federal correctional facilities, are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, consistent with the FOIA.  Access to information is important so that people may fully participate in the democratic process.  These Procedures and Guidelines are enacted in compliance with the requirements set forth in Section 4(4) of the FOIA.

Click Here to view the entire document.

MeL database eBook Collection

MeL database eBooks Collection is a resource with  over 20,000 eBooks available at all levels – children, young adult, and adult in both fiction and nonfiction.  Find a title you’re interested in?  Options include reading online in PDF format, EPUB or as a download to a desktop and certain devices after creating a free account.  Set your preferences for how the result list will display, to run Smarttext Search, autocomplete search suggestions, page layout, interface language, and more.  Find titles through the browse by category option or basic and advanced search.  A search history is maintained during your active session and items to save for a future session and search alerts can be created under your free account.  If you haven’t already, give MeL database eBooks Collection a try, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  Michigan residents or Michigan library access only.


The Friends of the Tecumseh District Library are now members of the Kroger Community Rewards Program.  You can help support the Friends by registering your card online at  Every purchase you make at Kroger will help support the Friends of TDL.

Register your Kroger Plus Card and Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to benefit the Friends.  Best of all, it only costs a few minutes of your time.  



Internet Policy
Effective December 1, 2014
As of December 1st, ALL Internet computer users MUST have a valid Tecumseh District Library card free of obligations (no overdues or fines).  People without a valid card may purchase a day guest pass for $5.  There are no time limits.  Patrons are encouraged to check their cards and take care of any obligations before the policy change on December 1st.  
Non cardholders, who are frequent Internet users, may wish to purchase a non-resident Library Card for $25 for 6 months or $50 for one year.
As always, the Library offers free Wi-Fi.

Click here for policy.  

We now accept Credit Cards!
The Tecumseh District Library now accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit cards.  
Tecumseh District Library Releases Strategic Plan
Click Here for a copy of Tecumseh District Library's Strategic Plan for the years 2014 - 2018.  
Coming Soon! Tecumseh District Library Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022.  

Teen Library Card Available

A Teen Library Card is now available for ages 16-17 years old.  Teens may sign up for a limited card without a parent present.  A driver's license or state ID must be shown to prove residency requirements.  A limited card will allow check-out of only 2 items at a time.  The card can be converted anytime to a regular card with a parent signature and proof of residency.