The Library will be closed Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th due to the Independence Day Holiday and will reopen on Monday, July 6th.

Eric Hayes

IT Coordinator & Webmaster

Host of Monday Night Walk-In Technology Help Sessions

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:22

ROPL Read-a-Thon Fundraiser: All Ages

This summer the Royal Oak Public Library is holding its first ever Read-a-Thon to raise funds for new book and audio book purchases. Avid readers of all ages are encouraged to ask friends and family to sponsor their reading habit with monetary pledges. The ROPL Read-a-Thon will run June 6 through July 25. Participants will be eligible for a drawing on July 31 to win prizes in each of three categories: Youth Read-to-Me, Youth and Teen, and Adult.

Details and pledge forms are available for download and at the library. If you choose to donate securely online, indicate the amount and that an online donation was made, but include the amount in your total.

Thursday, 04 June 2015 08:28

Odilo - Downloadable eBooks

Odilo provides libraries with a different channel for eBook lending, incorporating library-created content, as well as content from midlist, emerging, small, independent and self-publishers. With titles from more than 500 publishers worldwide, Odilo provides a rich catalog for users to explore!

Odilo allows seamless lending of digital content (eBooks, eAudio, eVideo) using industry standards. It has an attractive web interface that uses AJAX technology, making it suitable on mobile devices, tablets, ereaders, and PCs.

To access Odilo, you will need to log on with your library card number and PIN.

Quick Start Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Nubereader?
A. This is ODILO's powerful HTML5 cloud-based reader that allows you to enjoy digital reading like never before, with features such as notes taking, highlighting, notes sharing, device synchronization, and many other features.

Q: What devices can I read from?
A: You can enjoy digital content a variety of devices, including Chromebook, PC and Mac® computers, iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch, Android™, and many eBook readers such as Sony® Reader, Barnes & Noble NOOK™, Kobo eReader, and Amazon® Kindle eReaders.

Q: Is there a mobile reading app?
A: Yes, there are Android, iOS and Windows 8.x mobile apps. EPUB and/or PDF eBooks can be also be enjoyed using the Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software. ODILO's device agnostic browser app allows you to read from any device, including Kindles.

Q: Do I need an Adobe ID to register the Odilo reading app?
A: No Adobe ID is required. Patrons simply fill in their state, choose their library name from a dropdown menu, library barcode and PIN.

Q: How can I read from a Kindle?
A: Reading from Android powered Kindles is available using the ODILO App or cloud-based reader, Nubereader. The ODILO Cloud Reader also works for Kindle e-ink devices with a browser and Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection.

Q: Do I download audiobooks like eBooks?
A: No. Currently, Audiobooks are available only through streaming.

Q: Can I make the eBook more like a large print book?
A: Yes. You control whatever you want your reading experience to be, whether font size, brightness, spacing, making notes, adding bookmarks, etc.

Q: How many titles can I check out?
A: Currently, you may check out up to 6 titles.

Q: How long do I have the title for?
A: The default lending period for Odilo titles is 14 days.

Q: How do I return my materials?
A: At the end of the lending period, titles automatically ‘expire’ and return to the library collection.

Q: Can I renew a title I already have checked out?
A: No. But if there is not a hold on the title, you can just check it right back out.

Q: Can I choose my own lending period?
A: Yes, you can choose the lending period for each title: 7, 14, or 21 days.

Q: Can I return eBooks early?
A: Yes, but the titles are automatically checked in when the lending period expires so you don't need to manually return the materials.

Q: How will I know that my hold on an eBook is ready?
A: If you place a hold on an eBook, you will be emailed when it is ready for pickup.

Q: Are there any late fees on eBooks?
A: Never!

Q: Can I read the same book from multiple devices?
A: Yes. The ODILOTK digital library automatically syncs to all your devices that have the ODILOApp. You can checkout and start reading an eBook on your iPad. Continue later on your PC, if you want to take notes. Pick up right where you have left off again on your Android device or phone. (Up to 6 different devices allowed)

Q: Can I print pages from the e-books or print my bookmarks?
A: No, at this time there is no option to print content from the e-books.

Q: Can I customize my reading experience and change my reading options?
A: Yes, you can change your font size, line spacing, background color, font style, add bookmarks, make notes, highlight text and more.

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 16:49

2015 Teen Summer Reading Program

June 6 - July 31

  • Thursday and Friday programs: Food, Fun, Prizes, Crafts - All Free!
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Full program available in mid-May.
Monday, 01 June 2015 11:23

2015 Youth Summer Reading Program

Free Programs!

All children who participate may attend a variety of educational programs and events. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend with their children. Most programs require advance registration. Preference will be given to ROPL library card holders. All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library unless otherwise noted.

Free Books!

All children who register and participate in the seven-week reading program are invited to select one free book, thanks to the generosity of the Kiwanis Club of Royal Oak, and the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library. Books will be available Monday, July 27 through Saturday, August 8.

Summer Readers’ Fair

All children who participate in the Summer Reading Program are invited to attend this outside event. Games, activities, train rides, the Chaos Obstacle Course and a Tropical Maze will be available. Socks required in the Chaos Obstacle Course and Tropical Maze. Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

Friday, July 31, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Enjoy programs and prizes as we celebrate a summer of great reading. Plenty of titles in a variety of formats will be available to help you Escape the Ordinary -- whether it’s enjoying adventures in foreign lands; reading an intriguing figure’s memoir; or visiting an alternate world created by a novelist. And, of course, you’re always welcome to dip into the latest fun “beach reads,” thrillers, or hot romances.

Adult summer reading sign-up will start Saturday, June 6, at 10:00 am -- the same time as youth program registration.

Participants will be able to enter a prize raffle featuring some great goodies, and sign up for 3 free programs:

All programs will be 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Friends Auditorium. For more information, call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727, or librarian Rosemary Mirsky at 248-246-3715 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 14:55

Zinio @ Your Library!

We heard your requests and now it’s arrived! The Royal Oak Public Library proudly announces our newest service: Zinio!

Do you love reading magazines? If you do, Zinio is what you’ve been waiting for. All you need is a Royal Oak Library card and an internet connection. You can choose from several hundred popular and current magazines, access back issues of selected titles, and download them to your mobile device or read them on your computer – for free!

Want more information? Visit the library and talk to a librarian, call the library at (248) 246-3727 or visit the Zinio website for more information!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:36

2014 Tax Information/Forms

ROPL has received Federal Tax Forms 1040, 1040 A and 1040 EZ. The IRS is not sending public libraries instruction booklets or any specialty forms this year due to Congressional budget cuts. ROPL has a master copy of federal tax forms that patrons can photocopy. Please phone the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727 if you have questions regarding the availability of tax forms and instructions.

The Library has received the 2014 Michigan 1040 form (with booklet) and the MI 2014 Home Heating Credit Form (with booklet).

IRS – Call to Get Forms and Publications – 1-800-829-3676

 

Income Tax Preparation Help

Households with low- and moderate- incomes can receive tax prep help from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) at the Mahany/Meininger Senior Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays, from February 3 and April 13. The program is geared toward seniors, but there are no age restrictions. Doors open at 9 am. No appointments are needed. The “first come, first served” rule applies. The center is located at 3500 Marais Avenue, north of 13 Mile Road, just south of Lexington Blvd., east of Crooks Road. A checklist of what you need to bring.

 

Michigan online information and forms:

 

IRS 2014 Forms and Instructions:

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 18:21

Collection Finding Aid

Compiled by Monica Brady, ROPL Library Science Intern Project, 2011.

Important items and subjects in this collection are:

  • Annual reports
  • Atlases of both southern and northern Oakland County, 1860-1963 (not all years available)
  • Blueprints and development plans for I-696
  • Blueprints and development plans for downtown Royal Oak in the 1990s
  • Cemeteries
  • Churches
  • City Elections
  • City Finance
  • City Planning
  • Coughlin, Charles Edward
  • Daily Tribune, January 27, 1877-June 30, 2007
  • Dondero, George A.
  • Downtown Development
  • Fredericks, Marshall
  • Kevorkian, Jack
  • Laws and Ordinances
  • Library, Royal Oak Public
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Oakland County census data
  • Officials
  • Organizations
  • Parker Family
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Social Justice, March 20, 1936-April 13, 1942
  • Starr Family & Homes
  • Streets
  • Tax assessment rolls
  • Transportation
  • Voter Registration (women voters), 1912-1919
  • War Work, 1917-1918, 1941-1945
  • Zoning

Part I: Clippings and Articles—Local History—RO

  • Animal Shelter
  • Annexation
  • Anniversary
  • Annual Reports
  • Art and Artists
    • 1930-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Audit
  • Authors (see also Biography)
  • Biography
    • A
    • B
    • Broomfield
    • Ca-Ch
    • Campbell
    • Ci-Co
    • Codling
    • Cook Family
    • Coughlin, Charles Edward
    • Cr-Cz
    • D
    • Dawkins
    • Dondero, George A.
    • E
    • Eastham, Clark
    • Erb (see also Biography-Kidder)
    • Fa-Fl
    • Flurry, Helen
    • Fo-Fu
    • Fredericks, MarshallG
    • Gardner
    • Goodale, Martha Fall
    • Green (see also Biography-Starr)
    • Grow
    • Ha-Hi
    • Hayward
    • Heber, Malcolm
    • Hilzinger
    • Hj-Hz
    • Hurd
    • I-J
    • K
    • Kevorkian
      • 1987-1990
      • 1991
      • January-August 1992
      • September-December 1992
      • January-August 1993
      • September-December 1993
      • 1994-1995
      • January-April 1996
      • May-December 1996
      • 1997
      • 1998-1999
      • 2000-
    • Knowles
    • La-Le
    • Labbitt
    • Lawson
    • Levy, J.J.
    • Leenhouts, Keith J.
    • Li-Ly
    • Lopez, Carlos
    • Mc/Mac
    • Ma-Mi
    • Miller, Floyd J.
    • Mo-My
    • Morrison
    • N
    • O
    • Pa-Pe
    • Parker
    • Ph-Po
    • Poray
    • Pr-Q
    • Quickstad
    • Ra-RiRenton, F.
    • Ro-Ry
    • Robbins, James Marshall
    • Sa-Se
    • Sh-Sm
    • Smith, Ansley
    • Sn-Sz
    • Sparks
    • Springsteen
    • Starr (see also Biography-Green)
    • T (see also Authors)
    • U-V
    • Wa-We
    • Wh-Wz
    • Williams Family
    • X, Y, Z
  • Budget
    • 1922-1959
    • 1965-2004
    • 2005
    • 2007-2009
  • Buildings
    • 1920-1969
    • 1970-1999
    • 2000-2009
  • Business
    • Undated
    • 1920-1939
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1974
    • 1975-1979
    • 1970s-A-H
    • 1970s-I-P
    • 1970s-Q-Z
    • 1980-1989
    • 1980s-A-M
    • 1980s-N-Z
    • 1990-1999
    • 1990s-A-H
    • 1990s-I-P
    • 1990s-Q-Z
    • 2000-
    • 2000s-A-H
    • 2000s-I-P
    • 2000s-Q-Z
  • Cemeteries
  • Censorship
  • Charter
  • Churches
    • Baptist
      • First
    • Catholic
      • St. Dennis
      • St. Mary
      • Shrine of the Little Flower
    • Congregational
      • First
    • Episcopal
      • St. John’s
    • Lutheran
    • Methodist
      • First
    • Presbyterian
      • Christ Memorial
      • First
      • United
    • Salvation Army
  • City Hall
  • City Planning
    • Undated
    • 1940-1959
    • 1960-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • Master Plan
  • Community Farm Project
  • Civil Service
  • Civilian Defense
  • Community Information Books
  • Consumers Power
  • Courts
  • Crime & Crime Prevention
  • Description & Travel
  • Detroit Edison
  • Detroit Zoological Park
    • 1940-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Directories
  • Downtown Development
    • 1950-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Draft
  • Drains
  • Drama
  • Dream Cruise
  • Elections
    • Undated & pre-1940
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Employees
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Events and Expos
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • AIDS Walk
    • Arts, Beats, and Eats
    • Clay, Glass, and Metal
    • Grand National
    • Oak Apple
    • Outdoor Art Fair
    • Polar Palooza
  • Farmers’ Market
  • Film Industry
  • Finance
    • 1920-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Fire Department
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-
  • Fires and Fire Prevention
  • Grand Trunk
    • 1920-1989
    • 1990-
  • Growth and Improvement
  • Health, Public
  • History
    • Undated & pre1920s
    • 1930-1939
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Hobbies
  • Homeless
  • Hospitals
  • Housing
  • Incorporation
  • Landmarks (see also History)
  • Laws and Ordinances
    • 1917-1959
    • 1960-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Lawsuits
  • Library, Public
    • 1920s and undated
    • 1930-1939
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-2009
    • 2010-
    • Displays
    • Filters
    • Friends of
    • Memorial Book Collection
    • Programs
      • Adult
      • Children and Teen
    • Proposed Building
    • Technology
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Lodges
    • Eagles
    • Elks
    • I.O.O.F.
    • Masons
  • Maps
    • 1900-1959
    • 1960-
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Memorial and Honor Roll
  • Memorial Day (see also Oakland County-Memorial Day)
  • Memorial Park
  • Music
  • Musicians
  • Newspapers
    • Daily Tribune
      • 1902-1924
      • 1925-1969
      • 1970-
      • Contests
      • Special Issues (two folders)
    • Experiment
    • Midget
    • Mirror
    • South Oakland Eccentric
  • Officials
    • Pre-1940 and undated
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Organizations
    • Pre-1940 and undated
    • 1950-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
    • American Legion
    • Arts Council
    • Boys/Girls Club
    • Boys/Girls Club Salter Center
      • 1961-1979
      • 1980-
    • Boy Scouts
    • Business and Professional Women’s Club
    • CampFire Girls
    • Cloud Busters
    • Chamber of Commerce
      • Awards
        • 1930-1979
        • 1980-
      • Newsletter
    • Coin Club
    • Common Ground/Sanctuary
    • Consumers Co-Op
    • D.A.R.
    • Easter Seals
    • Exchange
    • Garden Club
    • Gay Sixties
    • Gilda’s Club
    • Girl Scouts
    • Goodfellows
    • Haven
    • Historical Society
    • Honor Flight
    • Inter-Club Council
    • Jaycees
    • Judson Center
    • Kiwanis
    • League of Women Voters
    • Lions Club
    • Memorial Society
    • Morning Musicale
    • Nature Society
    • Needlework Guild
    • Oakridge Women’s Club
    • Optimist Club
    • Parents of Murdered Children
    • PTA
    • Republican Women’s Club
    • Rotary
    • Royal Oak Youth Assistance
    • Second Horizons
    • Soroptimist
    • VFW
    • Women’s Club
    • Women’s Christian Temperance Union
    • YMCA
  • Parking
  • Parks and Playgrounds
    • Pre-1970 and undated
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Pets
  • Physicians
  • Police Department
    • 1920-1979
    • 1980-1999
    • 2000-
  • Politics and Government
    • Pre-1940 and undated
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Population
  • Post Office
    • Shootings
  • Post-war Planning
  • Programs
  • Projected Books Fund
  • Property Valuation
  • Public Works
  • Publicity
  • Radio
  • Recreation
  • Red Cross
  • Retirement Plan
  • Salvation Army
  • Schools
    • Pre-1950 and undated
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-2001
    • 2002-2003
    • 2004-2005
    • 2006-
    • Alternative Education
    • Annual Reports
      • 1990-1991
      • 1991-1992
      • 1993-1994
      • 1995-1996
      • 1996-1997
      • 2000-2001
    • Board of Education
      • 1920-1989
      • 1990-1999
      • 2000-
    • Clara Barton
    • Clubs
    • Colleges
      • Oakland Community College
    • Consolidation and Renovation
    • Curriculum
    • Directories
    • District Administrators
    • District Information and Reports
    • Elementary and Middle
      • Royal Oak Middle School
    • Enrollment
    • Events
    • Finance
      • 1940-1959
      • 1960-1989
      • 1990-1999
      • 2000-
    • High Schools
      • Dondero
        • 1950-1989
        • 1989-2007
      • Kimball
        • 1920-1979
        • 1980-2007
      • Oakridge
      • Royal Oak High School
        • 1920-2000
        • 2001-
    • Music
    • Parochial Schools
      • St. Mary
      • Shrine of the Little Flower
    • Preschools
    • Reunions
    • Scholarships and Awards
    • School Newspapers
    • Sports
    • Survey
    • Teachers
      • Pre-1970 and undated
      • 1970-
    • WOAK
  • Senior Center
  • Service Men
  • South Oakland Shelter
  • Starr Houses
  • Statistics (see also Finance)
  • Streets
    • 1920-1929
    • 1950-1969
    • 1970-1999
    • 2000-
  • Strikes and Labor Troubles
  • Taxes
    • 1800-1929
    • 1930-1969
    • 1970-
  • Taxlands, Delinquent
  • Telephone (see also Business)
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-
  • Television
  • Theatres
    • 1920-1969
    • 1970-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
  • Traffic
  • Transportation
    • 1920-1929
    • 1930-1959
    • 1970-1989
    • 1990-
  • Trees Scrapbook
    • 1930-2008
  • University of Life
    • 1930-2008
  • United States Bicentennial Celebration
  • Vandalism
  • V.E. Day
  • War Bonds
  • War Work
    • 1917-1918 Scrapbook
    • 1941-1945 Civil Defense
    • 1941 Victory Book Campaign
  • Waste Management
    • 1920-
  • Water Quality
  • Water Supply
    • 1920-1929
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1999
    • 2000-
  • Welfare
  • Wolverine Boys’ State
  • Wolverine Girls’ State
  • Youth Forum
  • Zoning (two folders)

Part II: Clippings and Articles—Local History—Oakland County

  • Oakland County, Michigan
  • Artists
  • Authors
  • Bio-Collective
  • Biographies
  • Blind
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Board of Auditors
  • Budget
  • Building
  • Business
  • Cemeteries
  • Census
  • Christmas
  • Churches
  • Cities
  • Citizenship
  • City Government
  • Civilian Defense
  • Coal Shortage
  • Community Chest
  • Consumers Power
  • Courthouse
  • Courts
  • Cranbrook
  • Crime
  • Child Murders
    • 1976-1977
  • Directories
  • Draft
  • Drains
    • Sewers
    • Oakland-Macomb Drain
  • Dream Cruise
    • 1995-1997
    • 1998-1999
    • 2000-2002
    • 2003-2005
  • Elections
  • Employment 
    • Salaries
  • Farms
  • Finance
  • Fires and Fire Prevention
  • Freeways
  • Garbage and Rubbish Authority
  • Grand Jury
  • Grand Trunk Western
  • Growth and Improvement
  • Health, Public
  • History (see also Biographies)
  • Hospitals
    • Beaumont
      • 1940-1949
      • 1950-1959
      • 1960-1969
      • 1970-1979
      • 1980-1989
      • 1990-1999
      • 2000-
    • Beaumont SOC
  • Housing
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Homes
  • Landmarks
  • Libraries
  • Maps
  • Memorial Day
  • Michigan National Guard
  • Newspapers
  • Offices
  • Officials
  • Organizations
    • A
    • B
    • Campfire Girls
    • Girl Scouts
    • M-Z
    • National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
    • Pioneer and Historical Society
  • Parks and Playgrounds
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Politics and Government
    • Supervisor’s Proceedings
  • Population (see also Census)
  • Post-war Planning
  • Property Valuation
  • Publicity
  • Racial Disturbance
  • Rationing
  • Red Cross
  • Redistricting and Reapportionment
  • Refuse, Disposal of in SOC
  • Riots
  • Roads
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • Woodward Avenue
  • Schools
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
    • 1980-1989
    • 1990-1999
    • 2000-
    • Private
    • Special Education
    • “Town Meeting on the Air”
    • Vocational Education
  • Service Men
  • Storms
    • 1940-1949
    • 1950-1959
    • 1960-1969
    • 1970-1979
  • Strikes
  • Substance Abuse
  • Taxes
  • Telecommunication
  • Traffic
  • Transportation
  • Trees
  • United Torch Drive
  • Universities and Colleges
    • Oakland Community College
    • Oakland University
  • V.A. Affairs
  • War Bonds
  • War Dead
  • Water Supply
  • Welfare
  • Wireless
  • WPA Project
  • Zoning and Planning

Part III: Microfilm (to the right of the local history room)

  • Daily Tribune
    • January 27, 1877-June 2007
  • Oakland County Census
    • 1820-1930
  • Oakland County Mortality Schedules
    • 1920-1939

Part IV: Images (boxes on top of file cabinets) 

  • Digital
  • Print
    • Royal Oak
    • Banks
    • Buildings
    • Business
    • Churches
    • City Hall
    • Grand Trunk
    • Homes
    • Landmarks
    • Library, Public
    • Organizations
      • Business and Professional Women’s Club
    • Portraits
    • Post Office
    • Schools
    • Schools, High
    • Storms
    • Streets
    • Traffic
    • Transportation
    • Trees

Part V: Bound Periodicals (cabinets on left wall)

  • School Newspapers
    • Acorn
      • 1972-1979
    • Social Justice
      • March 20, 1936-April 13, 1942
  • Yearbooks
    • The Oak-Dondero (including former Royal Oak High School)
      • 1919-1927
      • 1929-1931
      • 1934-1997
      • 1999-2003
      • 2006
    • The Lancer-Kimball
      • 1958-1977
      • 1979-2006
    • Royal Oak High School
      • 2007-2010
    • The Maria-St. Mary
      • 1929-1930
    • Shrine of the Little Flower
      • 1962-1963
      • 1972

Part VI: Bound City and County Records (cabinets on back wall)

  • Atlases
    • 1860-1865
    • 1947
    • 1960 (South Oakland County only)
    • 1962 (South Oakland County only)
    • 1963 (South Oakland County only)
    • 1971
    • 1976
    • 1981
    • 1983
    • 1986
    • 1989
  • City Budget
    • 1975-1989
  • Dog License Records
    • 1918
  • I-696 Blueprints and Development Plan
  • Legal Decisions
    • 1919-1920
  • Oakland County Treasurer’s Log
    • 1922
  • Tax Assessment Rolls
    • 1845
    • 1849
    • 1851
    • 1854
    • 1855
    • 1857-1859
    • 1862-1864
    • 1866
    • 1873
    • 1879
    • 1881
    • 1898-1899
    • 1901-1903
    • 1908
  • Village Treasurer’s Log
    • 1919-1920
  • Voter Registration Records
    • 1894-1928 (bulk 1927-1928)
    • Women
      • 1912-1919

Part VII: City and County Directories (cabinets on right wall)

  • Bresser’s
    • South Oakland County
      • 1952-1957
      • 1964-2009
  • Polk’s City Directory
    • Birmingham
      • 1951
      • 1956-1957
      • 1960
      • 1962
      • 1964-1967
      • 1969-1970
      • 1976-1979
      • 1982-1986
      • 1988-1989
      • 1991-1993
    • Ferndale
      • 1955
      • 1957
      • 1959
    • Royal Oak
      • 1924
      • 1926
      • 1928
      • 1930
      • 1933
      • 1936
      • 1938
      • 1940
      • 1942
      • 1945
      • 1948
      • 1953
      • 1955
      • 1956
      • 1958
      • 1960
    • South Oakland County
      • 1997-1998
  • Telephone Directories, Historic
    • Royal Oak Village
      • 1915-1916
    • Royal Oak, including Clawson and Ferndale
      • 1922

Part VIII: Shelved Items

  • Biographies
    • Bennett, D.H. Demagogues in the Depression: American radicals and the Union Party, 1932-1936. 329.8B
    • Old Timer’s Tales. 917.74 O44
    • La Ferle, C.G. Old houses, good neighbors. BIO La Ferle
    • Gabler, C.W. Gabler and related families. 920 G
    • Warren, D. Radio priest: Charles Coughlin, father of hate radio. BIO Coughlin
    • Marcus, S. Father Coughlin. 921 C8545m
    • Ward, L.B. Father Charles Edward Coughlin: An authorized biography. 921 C8545w
    • Betzold, M. Appointment with Doctor Death. BIO Kevorkian
    • Sparks, J.B. Jacob’s well of life. 921 S736j
    • Spivak, J.L. Shrine of the silver dollar: Documentary story of Father Coughlin. 921 C8545s
    • Hutting, A.M. The life of the little flower. 921 T398H
    • Van Hoosen, B. Petticoat surgeon. 921 V2564
    • Ancestral lines of Edwin Chellis Starr and his descendants. 929.2A
  • Churches and Cemeteries
    • Cole. First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak: The first fifty years. 285 C689F
    • Grimm. Third quarter chronicles. 285 G
    • First Baptist Church, 1839-1965. 286 F
    • History of First United Methodist Church, 1838-1968. 287 H673h
    • Michigan Cemetery Atlas, 1991. 352.72M
    • Hutting, A.M. Shrine of the Little Flower souvenir book. 724.6H
    • Shrine of the Little Flower Golden Jubilee, 1926-1976. 917.7438s
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. Oakview cemetery. 929.5 O
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. St. Mary’s and Royal Oak Cemeteries. 929.5 S
  • Coughlin, Fr. Charles E. (lectures)
    • Why leave our own. 204 C854w
    • Who is dead? God or democracy. 231 C854w
    • Fr. Coughlin’s radio discourses. 252 C83f
    • By the sweat of thy brow. 252 C854b
    • Bishops versus the Pope. 282C
    • Helmet and sword. 282C
    • “Am I an Anti-Semite?”. 301.452 C854b
    • Sixteen radio lectures, 1938. 320.1C
    • An answer to Fr. Coughlin’s critics. 320.1 C854a
    • Series of lectures on social justice, 1934. 320.1 C854s
    • Series of lectures on social justice, 1935. 320.1 C854se
    • Eight lectures on labor, capital, and justice. 330.973 C854e
    • Money! Questions and answers. 332.4 C83m
    • New Deal in money. 332.4 C854n
  • Oakland County
    • 1980 Census Population by Census Tract for Oakland County. 310 N
    • 1980 Oakland County Census Tracts. R 310 O
    • 1980 Oakland County Census Income and Population Data. R 310 O
    • Statistical Profile of Oakland County. 312 O
      • 1968
      • 1974
      • 1983-1984
      • 1986-1994
      • 1996-1998
    • Summary of Development of Oakland County. 333.73 O
      • 1984-1987
    • Oakland County Community and Home Improvement Consolidation Plan. R 336.185C
    • Oakland County Economic Outlook Summary Report. R 352.0774 E
      • 2006-2008
    • McIntyre, T. Wolf in sheep’s clothing: Search for a child killer. 364.152 M
    • Moore, A.E. The new justice for children and families and the story of Camp Oakland, Inc. 364.3 M821n
    • Reader’s Digest, October 1965. 364.3 R286
    • Morris, J.A. First offender. 364.36 M876f
    • Oakland County Road Commission Strategic Planning. 388.1 R
      • 2005
      • 2007
    • Bingham, M.T. Flora of Oakland County, Michigan. 581.9774 B613f
    • Oakland County Drain Project Plan. 625.734H
    • Preparing for Change, Oakland County 1970-1990. 711D
    • Stokes, C. Bronze ladies, corporate giants, saints and sinners: Public art in Oakland County. R 711S
    • Biographical record of Oakland County, Michigan. 920 B52
    • Hoot, E. Early history of Oakland County. R977.43H
    • Hagman, A.A. Oakland County book of history, 1820-1970. 977.438 O
    • Waddell, R.L. Out of small beginnings: Bicentennial historical sketch of Oakland County, 1815-1976. 977.438w
    • History of Oakland County, 1877. 977.438 H62
    • Portrait biographical album of Oakland County, Michigan. 977.438 P853
    • Seeley, T.D. History of Oakland County, 1912. 977.438 S32h
    • Oakland County Plat Map. 912.774 O; 912.774 R; 912.774 R682a
      • 1857
      • 1973
      • 1977
      • 1988
    • Oakland County Officials Directory R 917.74 O
      • 1926-2010
    • Pomeroy, T. Oakland County: A contemporary portrait. R 917.7438P
    • Bicentennial Historical Sketch of Oakland County, 1815-1976. R 917.7438w
    • Greater County Book Map, 1995. R 912.774 R
    • Oakland County Street Atlas, 1997. 917.774 O
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society Quarterly. 929.377M
      • 1977-1997
    • Oakland County Divorce Records, 1839-1865. 929.377 O
    • Pontiac Area Historical and Genealogical Society. Patrons’ reference directory for the 1908 Atlas of Oakland County, Michigan. 929.3L
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. Michigan state census for Oakland County, 1845. R929.3S
    • Oakland County Genealogical Society. First land owners in Oakland County. 977.438 O
  • Organizations
    • Fey, C. History of freemasonry in Oakland County, Michigan. 366.1 F43h
    • Forward, D.C. A century of service: Story of Rotary, International. R369.52f
    • Detroit Zoological Society. Wonders among us: Celebrating 75 years of the Detroit Zoo. 590.73w
    • Austin, W.A. First fifty years: An informal history of the Detroit Zoological Park and Detroit Zoological Society. 590.74A
    • Detroit Zoological Society. Visiting the Detroit Zoo. Videocassette. 590.737V
    • Detroit Zoological Society. First 50 years. 590.74A
    • Farmer’s Market Strategic Plan, April 1999. R 711.552P
    • Wendland, J. Legacy of the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market, 1975-2009. 977.438L
  • Royal Oak—Directories
    • Kimball High Alumni Directory. 920C
      • 1957-2002
    • Dondero High Alumni Directory. 920G; 920R
      • 1997
      • 2002
    • Telephone Directories, Greater Royal Oak Area. 917.74m; 917.74R
      • 1956
      • 1989-1991
      • 1995-1997
      • 2001
      • 2004
      • 2006-2007
  • Royal Oak—Government
    • Traffic, Building, Zoning, Retirement Plan Codes and Ordinances. R340; 352.0977438
      • 1926-1981 (bulk 1920-1935)
    • Royal Oak City Charter, 1921. R 340 R888ch
    • Royal Oak Personnel Department Classification Plan. 352.005 R888c
    • Minutes of City Commission. 352.0977438R
      • March 20, 1912-March 13, 1913
    • City of Royal Oak Financial Statements. 352.1 R81
      • 1977-1991
      • 1996-1997
      • 2002
      • 2004
      • 2006
    • City of Royal Oak Annual Budgets. 352.1 R81a
      • 1948
      • 1953-1969
      • 1989-1993
      • 1999-2010
    • City of Royal Oak Annual Audit. 352.1 R81r
      • 1939-1952
      • 19992001-2002
      • 2004
      • 2006
    • Royal Oak Police Department Annual Report. 363.2 R
      • 1968-2000
  • Royal Oak—History
    • Hudson, A.S. History of the Royal Oak Public Library. 027.4 H885h
    • Royal Oak Midget, 1879. 070 R81m
    • Edwards, C. Royal Oak pigskin past. R 796.332 E26R
    • Trama, P. Birthright poems. 811 T
    • Royal Oak: City of homes. 917.74 R8m
    • Bockemuehl, J.M. Royal Oak, Michigan: The early years. 977.438 R888r
    • Perkins, O.A. Royal Oak, Michigan: The early years. 977.438 R888r
    • Crossman, C.K. Royal Oak: Our living legend. R 977.438 C951r
    • Fey, C. The city of Royal Oak, 1817-1954. 977.438 F433C
    • McDonald, M., & Schultz, J.S. Royal Oak, R 977.438 M
    • Penney, D.G. Royal Oak: My images from the twentieth century. 977.438 P
    • Penney, D.G. Twigs and acorns. 977.438 R
    • Penney, D.G. Twigs and acorns plus. 977.438 R
    • Royal Oak Historical Commission. Royal Oak images: Yesterday’s charm today’s treasures. 977.438 R
    • Vogt, E., & Pobst, D. Our Royal Oak community, past and present. R 977.4 R
    • Oakland County Pioneers Society. History of Royal Oak. 977.438 P22h
    • Miller, W.T. First purchasers of lands in Royal Oak Township. 977.438 M61f
    • Wendland, J.F. City of Royal Oak War Memorial. R 977.438 C
  • Royal Oak—Planning
    • City of Royal Oak Neighborhood Design Plan, May 2005. R 307.12 C
    • Slum and Blight Area: East Eleven Mile Road Improvement Plan, 2004. R 307.12 S
    • Strategic Information Systems Planning Reports. 352 D
      • 1996-1997
    • Royal Oak Parks and Recreation Master Plan. R 352.73 R
    • Royal Oak Housing Authority Streamlined Plan. R 363.58 P
    • Master Fire Alarm Box Plan for Royal Oak, 1951. 621.389 R81m
    • City of Royal Oak Master Plan, August 1999. R 711 R
    • Downtown Development and Tax Increment Financing Plan, September 2002. R 711 R
    • Subarea Land Use Concept Plans, May 1998. R 711 R
    • Woodward/I-696 Tax Increment and Financing Plan, March 1989. R 711 R
    • City of Royal Oak Proposed General Development Plan, 1968. R 711 R888p
    • Skylofts Uptown Submission Package for Preliminary Site Plan Review, February 2004. R 711.4 S
    • Barrie, T. Community visions of Royal Oak: Rebuilding the American small city. R 711.5 C
    • Conceptual Main Street Reconstruction Exhibits. R 711.7 C
    • Station 3 Lofts, June 2005. R 711.4 S
    • South Main Street Lofts, September 2004. R 711.4 S
  • Royal Oak—Schools
    • History of School District Number 7, 1840-1946. 370 P44h
    • Board of Education Policies and Procedures Manual. 371.2 R
    • Oakland Community College. A vision for excellence: 35th anniversary history. 378.154 VSchool District Proposed Budget. R 379.11 S
      • 1998-1999
      • 2002-2003
    • School District Financial Report. R 379.977 R
      • 2005
      • 2006
      • 2008
    • Study of Public School Building Needs, 1946. 711.666 H74s
  • Royal Oak—Studies/Surveys/Analyses
    • Community Development Planning Study, Pt. 1: Neighborhood Analysis, Housing Needs, Physical Solutions, Housing Assistance. 1976. 307.14 V
    • Community Development Planning Study, Pt. 2: Social Services Needs. 1976. 307.14 V
    • Royal Oak Downtown District Market Analysis, December 2005. R 333.77 D
    • Committee on Post Offices and Civil Service, House of Representatives. Report. A post office tragedy: The shooting at Royal Oak. 364.1523U
    • Traffic Impact Study of Proposed Royal Center Planned Unit Development, March 2004. 388.31 T
    • Royal Oak South End Traffic Study, December 2001. 388.413 R
    • Downtown Traffic and Parking Study, May 2001. 388.413 R
    • Traffic Circulation Analysis for Royal Oak, August 1968. 625.7 R 359t
    • Woodward Avenue Corridor Study, June 1996. R 711w
    • Woodward Avenue Corridor Study Market Analysis, June 1995. R 711w
    • Woodward Avenue Corridor Study Background Report, January 1995. R 711w
    • City of Royal Oak Parking Planning Study, May 2006. R 711.73P
    • Survey of Potential Cultural Resources in Royal Oak, March 1999. R 720.9774 C
    • Royal Oak Historic District Study Committee. Royal Oak Savings Bank Block Preliminary Report, 1998-1999. R 720.9774 R
    • Minutes of the Survey of Public Roads, 1833-1885. 977.438 R81m
  • Surrounding Communities
    • Schramm, J.E. When eastern Michigan rode the rails. 385.5 S
    • Cameron, T.C. Metro Detroit’s high school football rivalries. R 796.332 C
    • Cole, M.F. Ferndale of yesteryear. 977.438 C689f
    • Ferndale 1918-1943: 25 years of progress. 977.438 F39f
    • Ballard, C.R. History of Huntington Woods. 977.438 F
    • Karshner, D. Burton School history. 977.438 K18b
    • Lance, L. Pathways of history through Troy. 977.438 M
    • Heritage book: City of Madison Heights. 977.438 M
    • Scheuer, B. Pioneer history of Michigan. R 977.438 S
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