Library Space Needs Assessment

The Library Board hired the consulting team of Library Planning Associates (in partnership with Daniels & Zermack Architects) to conduct an assessment of the current and future needs for library services in Garden City, and the space required to meet those needs.  The full report they produced can be read here:  Space Needs Assessment


To fulfill our mission of “serving the residents of Garden City as a resource of traditional and evolving library services,” the Garden City Public Library offers a wide range of services for all ages.

Public Internet Access

Internet computers are available for public use. All patrons using these computers must have a Library card. If you don’t have a Library card, you can get one free of charge at the check out desk. Temporary cards can be issued to guests who live out of town. There is a limit of one hour at a time, but more time may be given if there is no one waiting. All computers come equipped with CD-ROM drives, USB ports, and headphone jacks. All Internet computers have MS Windows and Office 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher). Print jobs from these Internet computers are routed to a high quality printer and costs $0.15 per page for black and white and $0.50 per page for color. Wireless Internet access is provided using a public network.

Exam Proctoring

The Garden City Public Library offers exam proctoring services for students of accredited colleges and universities. Proctoring is done by appointment only. Please read our Exam Proctoring Policy before arranging to take your exam. To arrange for this service, please contact the Library at (734) 793-1830.

Computer Tutoring

Get one-on-one help using a computer, a mouse, the library catalog, the Internet, or setting up an e-mail account. Our Library staff is here to help you increase your computer skills on Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm in 25 minute sessions. Please call to check availability at (734) 793-1830.

School/Group Visits

The Garden City Public Library encourages group visits to the Library by local schools, organizations, and groups.

The purpose of a class Library visit is to ensure that students:

  • Are introduced to services and resources that are available at a public or school library.
  • Have the opportunity to learn about the recreational as well as informational resources that are available to them at a public or school library.
  • Participate in their education by providing them with their own Library card.

To book a class visit, please call contact our Youth Librarian at (734) 793-1830 at least two weeks in advance and provide:

  1. Name of instructor
  2. School name
  3. Date and time of requested visit
  4. Number of students who will be attending

Please remember that teachers, chaperones, and aids must stay with students at all times.