Sturgis hosts a variety of programs for adults, including workshops, author talks, music concerts, teas and more. We also have a monthly book discussion group that meets the third Tuesday of the month from September through May. For a listing of upcoming programs, check our calendar of events. To find out more about the book group, please email our Adult Services Librarian.

Make sure you don’t miss a thing! Join our online mailing list and receive our e-newsletter. This is a great way to keep current with library happenings between issues of our print newsletter.

find_us_on_facebook_badgeBecome a fan of the Sturgis Library’s page on Facebook, and get timely updates on library activities such as upcoming events, weather-related library closings and news from the library world.

Readers’ Advisory

novplus144In addition to postings on our blog and Facebook page, we recommend trying out EBSCO’s Novelist Plus service to find new reading material (you’ll have to enter your Sturgis Library card number). You can also find lists of different reading, audio and visual material on the CLAMS website.

Apply for a Library Card

To register for a Sturgis Library CLAMS card, print this form, fill it out, and bring it to the library with a piece of valid identification showing your current address. To register by mail, fax, or email, follow the instructions on the form.

Research and Reference Services

SSDeeds_4_3_1753_1_aReference Services: Library staff can provide basic reference assistance to students and general researchers of all ages.

Special Collections Research Services: The library provides research and reference services for those requiring specialized research assistance. We must limit research assistance to approximately 30 minutes per inquiry, due to limited staff availability. We accept phone inquiries but prefer, if possible, that you send your questions via email to our Adult Services Librarian at

The following charges apply for scanning and photocopying of documents and images, which may be paid by credit card or by check or money order:

  • Scanning and mailing/emailing of documents (8 1/2 x 11 size maximum): $5.00 for up to 5 scans; $10 for up to 10 scans, etc.
  • Photocopying and mailing/emailing of documents (8 1/2 x 11 size maximum) : $5.00 for up to 10 copies; $10 for 11- 20 copies, etc.
  • To copy or scan materials over 8 1/2 x 11 size, we work with a local printing company. There is a minimum charge of $35 for this service, which does not include the cost of scanning and printing. Scanning and printing rates will depend on the size of the item, the number of copies and the needs of the researcher.

Internet Access and Computing Resources

We have 4 public workstations (connected to black and white printers), 3 laptops for use in and around the library (not connected to printers), and 1 laptop for use in the Hooper Room for historical research (connected to a printer).  Computer use is free and does not require a library card. We also offer free wireless internet access for those wishing to bring in their own laptop computers. Printouts at public workstations are 20 cents each.

Photocopies and Fax Services

The Library has a copy machine that makes black and white copies. They are 20 cents per page.

You can send and receive faxes at the library. The Library’s fax number is 508-362-5467. To send a fax, there is a charge of $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for additional pages. Overseas fax charges will be higher. To receive a fax, it is 20 cents per page.

Museum Passes

See our Museum Pass page for information on the wide variety of passes available — for free!