McKay Library

Welcome to the McKay-Dole Library!

              Click here for more info on our reopening plan

YES, the library is open!  We are open for regular hours and we do ask the following ...

   *Please return ALL items in the outside dropbox or in the box by the inside desk.

   *Please wear a mask in the building (if you don't have one, we have some to share AND if you cannot wear one, let us know. We are happy to do curbside service and want to find a way to accomodate your needs!

    *Only 10 patrons are allowed in the building at a time.  (Please come with as few family members as possible.  But we do miss all the kids and it hasn't been that busy that anyone has had to wait outside!)

    * Maintain social distance -6 ft - from other patrons not in your family group.


  *  Let us know what you need by phone 731-4000  OR

      by email at [email protected]   OR

      reserve online by logging into your account from the library catalog.

        (you'll need your acct # and phone #).   Call us for help.

  *  Tell us when you want to pick your things up  and we'll get  them ready          "safely" and bring them   out to you.



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A little history ...

In 1876, a group of twenty four women in Augusta, Michigan, got together and decided to share their love of reading with their community. From its humble beginnings in a house on Canal Street, Augusta's public library has grown from a mere 140 books into a collection of over 128,000 items. Its current building, which sits in the village park, was the generous gift of Mr. George C. McKay in honor of his wife, Mrs. Ella Dole-McKay, in 1967.

The library's collection includes fiction and non-fiction for all ages, audio books, large print materials, magazines, CDs, movies and ebooks available for download. The library also houses a local genealogical collection and has four public computer terminals. Check out our services page for all we can do for you. We are a small library, but we have a lot to offer!

If you reside in the Village of Augusta, Ross Township or in the Gull Lake School District within Bedford Township, the McKay-Dole Library is your home library! Membership is free and only requires that you show a driver's license and proof of residence. Come visit soon ... a trip to the library is exercise for the body, medicine for the mind, and food for the soul!

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