About Ontonagon Township Library

Ontonagon has had public library services for over 100 years, beginning with the Ontonagon Woman’s Library organized on October 29, 1904.

Today, the Ontonagon Township Library provides library services to all residents of Ontonagon, Greenland, Bohemia, and Rockland townships. We also provide services to residents of Carp Lake township (White Pine) through a reciprocal service sharing agreement (Carp Lake library members can use the Ontonagon library, and vice-versa)!

OTL is a single-room library located in the Ontonagon Township Building at 311 North Steel Street in downtown Ontonagon. We are adjacent to the Township of Ontonagon offices, and directly beneath the historic Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts.

Screenshot from The Ontonagon Herald, November 1904 The Ontonagon Herald announces the organization of the Ontonagon Women’s Library, 1904.

Library Hours

All times EST

Monday – 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday – CLOSED
Friday – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday – CLOSED

OTL Staff

Sarah Hopper
Library Director
SHopper@OntonagonLibrary.org Rebecca Sabin
Tech Librarian

You might also find substitutes, work study students, or volunteers working in the library from time to time!

(There are currently no job openings at OTL.)

Library Policies & Manual

Books and CDs (audiobooks and music) may be borrowed for 2 weeks and renewed once, unless restricted.

DVDs and Periodicals may be borrowed for 1 week and renewed once.

Interlibrary loan items are due the date indicated by the lending library

Items may be renewed through our website or by phone.

There is a $2.00 fee to replace a lost library card.


Click the following link to download the Policy Manual PDF

Contact Information

E-Mail: Info@OntonagonLibrary.org

Phone: 906-884-4411

Fax: 906-884-2829

Services Available

  • There are 4 Public PCs and open WiFi access (wifi with 24 hour availability from north parking lot)
  • We offer two book drop locations.  One is inside the front entrance of the building and available during business hours.  The other is on the north side of the building next to our entrance and available 24/7.
  • General information and reference services
  • Print, copy, scan & fax services
    • Black & White: $0.20 per page
    • Color: $0.75 per page
    • Fax: $2.50 for 1 or 2 pages; $1.00 per page for larger jobs
  • Interlibrary loan services (request books and DVDs not available in our local collection)
  • eBooks and digital audiobooks through Great Lakes Digital Library
  • Our in-house collection includes approximately 30,000 physical items (primarily hardcover books from major publishers, but also DVDs, CD audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, items of local interest, graphic novels, large print books, and more!)
  • Archives of local newspapers and records dating back to the late 1800s (microfilm and OCR-searchable PDF formats)
  • State and federal tax documents
  • Annual Summer Reading program for youth (18 and under)

… and more!

OTL Board

  • Linda Wadman ~President
  • Sue Kessler ~Vice President
  • Karen Bradley ~Secretary
  • Donna Siren-Perryman ~Treasurer
  • Nancy Schrieber ~Trustee
  • Kay Pragacz ~Trustee

The OTL Board of Directors is a publicly-elected body of unpaid officials. If you are interested in running for Library Board, please contact the Ontonagon Township Clerk.

Board meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month at 4:00 P.M. in the first floor meeting room of the Ontonagon Township Building (down the hall from the library). Meetings are open to the public per the Open Meetings Act.