Loutit District Library is located in Grand Haven on the shore of Lake Michigan. LDL is a public library serving the city of Grand Haven, Grand Haven Township, Robinson Township, Ferrysburg, and the part of Port Sheldon Township included in the Grand Haven Public Schools system. Residents and visitors may borrow materials, access wireless Internet, and research local history and genealogy. Check out our classes and Programs for children, teens, and adults. We have something for everyone! Expand your horizon. Enrich your mind.


Map & Directions

The first step is to find us!


Library Services

Come to the library to enjoy these services at little or no cost to you.

Public Computers and Printing

Public computers are available in the Public Computing Room on the lower level of the library.  Printing is available from any of the computers for 15 cents per page. For further information, see our Internet Access page.

Free Wi-Fi

We’re a Wi-Fi hotspot! Bring your laptop and enjoy our cozy fireplace or a summer breeze on our covered deck.

Exam Proctoring

Proctoring service is available for academic exams.  This service is free for LDL card holders.  Others will be charge $10 per test.  A request form, along with the Exam Proctoring Policy, is available here.  For more information, see a librarian at the Adult Information Desk. 

Study Rooms

Study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Register at the Adult Information Desk to use a room.  

Reserve a Program Room

Did you know you can reserve a room at the library for your next event or meeting?  To see our Program Room Policy and to fill out an online Room Request Form, click here

Reserve the Computer Classroom

For a nominal fee, non-profit cultural, educational, civic, governmental groups, and business firms are welcome to use our Computer Classroom for computer training. More information can be found here.  

Book Club in a Bag

Check out a Book Club in a Bag—everything you need for a great book discussion, all in one handy bag. Each bag includes 10 copies of a great book, discussion questions, author information and read-alike bookmarks.  Bags can be obtained from the Adult Information Desk.

Copy Machine

Compliments of The Friends of Loutit District Library, a coin-operated copy machine is available for public use. Black and white copies are 15 cents each.  No color copying is available. The machine is located across from the Adult Information Desk.


Faxing is available at the library for 50 cents a page.  See the attendant in the Public Computing Room on the lower level of the library to have your document faxed.


Library Governance

Our Library Trustees are our busiest volunteers! See when they meet, what they’ve accomplished, and how it fits with our mission. Library Board meetings are open to the public.


Library News 

Keep up-to-date with our news releases and the latest print newsletter.  To receive a monthly list of events in your email, send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and mention you'd like to begin receiving the library's email newsletter.


Jobs at the Library

Occasionally, we look for someone to share our future. Is it you?


Request Purchase of Library Material

Would you like to see us add a book, magazine, DVD, or CD to our shelves?  Here’s your chance.


How Are We Doing?

See what our patrons and volunteers are saying about us.

2012 Patron Survey Results

2010 Patron Survey Results

2010 Volunteer Survey Results

What's Your Michigan Library Worth to You? Use this calculator to see your individualized return on investment when you use the library.


Library History

Read the interesting history of Grand Haven's Carnegie Library (now the Loutit District Library) from 1914 - 1967. 


Telephone: 616-842-5560
Fax: 616-847-0570

Library Hours

Mon-Thurs 9AM-9PM
Friday 9AM-6PM
Saturday 9AM-5PM
Sunday - School Year 1PM-5PM
Sunday - Summer Closed

Cheapstacks Hours

Monday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Tuesday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Wednesday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Thursday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Friday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM