The Main Library will CLOSE at 5 p.m. on Wed., July 10 and Thurs., July 11. The North and South Branches will remain open until 9 p.m. on both days. Enjoy the Clinton Township Fireworks on Thurs., July 11!

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Learn about CMPL

OUR MISSION: Ensure CMPL is valued as an essential community service by focusing on the following strategic priorities:Journeys Bronze Statue image

      1. World class customer service
      2. Exceptional collections, programs, and services
      3. Landmark community spaces

The Clinton-Macomb Public Library (CMPL) is a district library serving a rapidly growing population of 185,000. The primary source of revenue is local property taxes.

Formed in 1992, CMPL directly serves all of the residents of Macomb Township and most of Clinton Township, with the exception of the portion in the Mount Clemens School District, which is served by the Mount Clemens Public Library.

CMPL is a member of the Suburban Library Cooperative, encompassing 20 libraries in the cities and townships north of Metro Detroit.

The Clinton-Macomb Public Library is proud of its Main Library located at 40900 Romeo Plank Road where Romeo Plank intersects with Canal. The Main Library had its grandMain Library exterior image opening on October 26, 2003 with over 3,000 visitors!

  • 84,000 square feet; the largest library in Macomb County
  • State-of-the-art self-sorting circulation system
  • A puppet stage
  • Children’s story time alcove
  • Fireplace with casual seating
  • Computer lab with Internet
  • Local History Room
  • Meeting rooms and private study areas
  • Macomb Library for the Blind and Print Disabled @ CMPL
  • Café with a view of the sortation system

Clinton-Macomb Public Library opened its North Branch in July 2001. The original building closed in August 2021 and was relocated to a brand new facility on September 19,North Branch exterior image 2021. Located within Macomb Town Center, this unique neighborhood branch provides numerous quality programs for children and adults and the latest books, DVDs, CDs, and more.

  • 28,091 plus 6,055 in porticos and courtyards
  • Drive-up window (available during business hours): Pick up holds, return larger items, pay fines, obtain or renew library cards
  • Early literacy features: Alphabet whirligig including American sign language, garden, kiosk and writing table, farmhouse imaginative play kitchen, windmill, wetland interactive mural and more
  • Nine study rooms for 1-8 people
  • Meeting room and conference room for community meetings and library events
  • Learn more about the construction North Branch here

The first South Branch location proudly opened its doors in August 2000 as the first branch of Clinton-Macomb Public Library.  In June 2014, a remodeled version of the SouthSouth Branch exterior image Branch opened as a permanent point of service for the southern end of the district.

  • 20,000 square feet facility
  • 26 public computer stations
  • Distinct spaces for youth, teens, quiet study, and lounge/cafe.
  • Meeting rooms for library programs and community meetings