Library cards are issued to individuals age 18 and up who are residents of Lawton. To obtain a library card, patrons must show a valid Michigan driver's license or state ID and fill out an application, along with identification that shows your current address . Adults with children under 18 years of age are encouraged to apply for a library card that can then be used by all family members.
Computers & WIFI
Seven computers are available for public use at no charge. Children under 18 years old must have parental permission in order to use a computer.
Books check out for 2 weeks and DVDs check out for 3 days. Only 2 DVDs can be checked out to a patron at one time. If the library does not have a book that you are looking for, we can try to request it from another library through MeL Cat, the Michigan eLibrary's interlibrary loan system. New materials are purchased frequently and we try to honor all patron requests. Materials can be renewed over the phone by calling 269-624-5481.
Copies & Faxing
The library has a printer and copy machine available to the public. Black and white copies cost $25 cents per page and color copies cost $1.00 per page. Faxes can be sent or received for $1.00 per page. Email is &.15 cents a page.
The Lawton Library is at the mercy of the Government, we only receive what they choose to send. Please feel free to download copies of the state and federal tax forms you need to file your taxes, at $.25 per page.
The Lawton Public Library makes it easy for parents and children to find Accelerated Reader books. While browsing in the library, look for red stickers on the book spines that clearly show which grade the book is intended for and how many points can be earned by taking the Accelerated Reader test.
The library is always accepting donations from patrons and most of these materials are sold in our book sale, which can be found on the shelves in the back of the library. A bag of books only costs $.50!