Hours & Location

Hours & Location

The library is located at 300 Library Lane in Portage Michigan.

Open Hours

Day Open Close
Monday – Thurs 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
1:00 PM 5:00 PM

*The library is closed on Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

If you need to return materials after hours, please return them in the drive-through book return.

Additional Location Information

  • Closing Dates

    The following dates have been approved by the Library Board as holidays or designated times when the Library will need to be closed or have a change in its hours of operation. For emergency closings, stay tuned to local radio or television stations, or call (269) 329-4544 for more information.

    Sunday, March 31, 2024  | Closed all day: Easter 

    Monday, May 27, 2024 | Closed all day: Memorial Day

    Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | Closed all day: Juneteenth

    Thursday, July 4, 2024 | Closed all day: Independence Day

     Monday, September 2, 2024 | Closed all day: Labor Day

    Thursday, November 28, 2024 | Closed all day: Thanksgiving Day

    Tuesday, December 24, 2024 | Closed all day: Christmas Eve 

    Wednesday, December 25, 2024 | Closed all day: Christmas Day

    Tuesday, December 31, 2024 | Closing at 5:00 PM: New Year’s Eve

    Wednesday, January 1, 2025 | Closed all day: New Year’s Day

  • Social Stories

    Social stories are learning tools that share social information with a person in a respectful and positive way. If you are planning a trip to the library, these stories are here to help prepare for a visit to the Portage District Library.

    We encourage you to read the story “Going to the Library” together with your child. This story is intended to help children become visually familiar with the youth area of the library, so that they can feel more comfortable during their visit.

    Download our social story, Going to the Library.

    For adults and teens who are planning a visit to Portage District Library, you might want similar information to become visually familiar with the adult area of the library. We encourage you to read the story “Visiting the Library”, so that you can feel more prepared and comfortable for your visit.

    Download our social story, Visting the Library.

  • Directions

    The Portage District Library is located in the heart of Portage and is easily accessible via Interstate 94 and US 131. If you need further assistance with directions to the library, please call us at (269) 329-4544 during regular business hours. Get Directions from Google Maps

    Driving Directions from Interstate 94:

    • Take Exit 76B (Westnedge South)
    • Take Westnedge South for 2.4 miles.
    • Turn left onto Westnedge South for 0.01 mile
    • Turn left onto Service Rd. for 0.01 mile
    • Turn right onto Library Lane

    Driving Directions from US 131:

    • Take Exit 31 (Centre Avenue)
    • Turn Eastbound and head straight for about 2 miles.
    • Turn left onto Westnedge Avenue for 0.1 mile.
    • Turn right onto Service Rd. for 0.05 mile.
    • Turn right onto Library Lane

    Kalamazoo Metro Transit:

    • Check the Metro Transit website for your location & schedules
    • Route 26 for West Centre
    • Arrives at Bus Stop 691 (Brown & Currier)
    • Walk one block north and west
    • Library entrance is on the west side of the building
    • Route/Bus Stop info updated 3/15/2024

    Portage Bikeway:

    • Library is located on the bikeway/across from Veteran’s Memorial Park
    • Bicycle racks are located outside, around the library
    • Bicycles are not allowed inside the library
    • Map of the bikeway provided by the City of Portage