Gale Courses offers patrons access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more.

These courses are developed by expert instructors, many currently working at universities around the country, and have continuous enrollment dates.

Food for Thought Campaign

Team up with the Royal Oak Public Library March 21 through April 29 and help our hungry neighbors in need. The fourth annual Food for Thought Campaign is a regional effort to offset the post-holiday decline in emergency food availability during the early spring.

Call for Volunteers:
The Royal Oak Public Library Butterfly Garden needs volunteers to help maintain the garden throughout the spring, summer and fall. The volunteer schedule is planned below:

Youth Services Program Survey

We want to hear from you. Tell us what youth programs you currently attend and what other types of youth programs you would like to see at the Royal Oak Public Library. We would like to get as much feedback as possible from the public as it will influence our youth programming schedule.

The library has 2015 federal tax forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ and the booklets for each of the three forms.

MI 1040 forms and instructions are available, along with the MI 1040CR-7 (Home Heating Credit Claim) and related instructions.

With 4000 courses available, Pronunciator gives Royal Oak patrons access to 80 Languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa (and more in between). These language courses are available in English as well as many other languages.

Know someone who needs to learn English? Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.

Launch Pronunciator

The Royal Oak Public Library offers large print books, audiobooks, downloadable books and an adaptive computer that contains magnification software, text to speech, and a large print keyboard. Librarians are available to help anyone wishing to browse these collections or use the adaptive computer.


222 E. Eleven Mile
Royal Oak, MI 48067


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