The Library will be closed Wednesday, December 24th and Thursday, December 25th due to the Christmas Holiday and will reopen on Friday, December 26th. When the Library is closed, you may return books and media at the drop boxes near the south entrance and at the curb on Eleven Mile road.

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Instructor-Led Online Courses

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. Courses run for six weeks with two new lessons being released weekly for a total of 12 lessons. They are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. This is a wonderful resource which will offer our patrons continuing education opportunities that they can access from their home or the library’s public computers.

Databases

Need a newspaper or magazine article on almost any topic? Need to finish some homework? Use these databases! Most of them can be accessed from home and all can be accessed at the library.

  • Databases marked with (*) are purchased by Royal Oak Public Library for ROPL card holders.
  • Databases marked with (**) are purchased by Friends of Royal Oak Public Library for ROPL card holders.

Not having luck with the links below? Access many of the databases through TLN.org.

Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides

Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides offers easy-to-use tools to help patrons navigate through nine important areas. Each easy-to-read, step-by-step guide is packed with accurate, unbiased information and recommendations you’ve come to expect from Weiss Ratings. Each 50-70 page guide offers a narrative about the subject, what you should look for when choosing a plan or policy, recommended companies to work with and so much more. Plus, each guide includes several helpful Worksheets & Planners to further aid your decision-making process. Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides offers easy explanations to hard-to-navigate financial decisions, removing the guesswork and confusion with straight talk and sound guidance.

Genealogy Resources

Have an interest in Genealogy? Want to research your family tree or learn about the history of Royal Oak or your Royal Oak home? Royal Oak Public Library has many resources that can help you on your quest.

Affordable Health Care Act

Confused about the new health care law? Here’s some information to help clear things up! The Affordable Health Care Act went into effect on October 1, 2013. Here’s a list of websites and phone numbers for help and more information.

For Michigan residents who need to sign up, you must use Healthcare.gov,

If you have problems using Healthcare.gov, you can call the marketplace using this number: 1-800-318-2596 or alternative methods of contact (chat/FAQs). You can also contact a Navigator or Agent (via HICAP, see below for more information).

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) put together a website to answer many of the questions you might have:

  • Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program (HICAP): At HICAP we offer free help to anyone looking for Health Insurance information. We can help you with questions, worries, disputes, and complaints. If you need health insurance assistance, please call 877-999-6442 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • On their website:

For more information on enrolling, Michigan Consumers for Healthcare created a website to help answer your questions:

  • Enroll Michigan’s statewide network of Navigators are available to assist you or your small business, at no cost, in understanding your enrollment options. As the name suggests, Navigators assist consumers in “navigating” the Healthcare.gov website where consumers must go to access the tax credits that make purchasing private insurance more affordable.
  • A list of federally certified Navigator or Certified Application Counselors for the state can be found on their website as well.

Community Bridges also put together a website to help small businesses/organizations:

  • Navigate Health Reform: We are here to provide fair and impartial navigation outreach and assistance with the Health Care Market Place To provide the information and resources necessary to get a clear picture of the market place, the benefits and rights you have to affordable health coverage. We provide culturally sensitive and linguistic friendly services to individuals, employees and employers. We do not discriminate based on age, disability, national origin, race, religion, genetics or sex (gender).
  • They are putting on a series of events to help people understand the law.

Michigan Legal Help

Do you want to be able to handle simple civil legal problems without a lawyer? Do you need to find free and accurate legal information? We are pleased to announce the launching of Michigan Legal Help; a tool that will help Michigan Residents find a lawyer, locate Self-Help Centers, Community Services, and Court Information. The website does not provide legal advice, and is not a substitute for having a lawyer, but it contains tools to help you prepare to represent yourself in court and much more.

Pronunciator: New Language Learning Database

Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library has just what you’re looking for! We are pleased to announce the launching of Pronunciator on September 26. 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). The language courses are available in English as well as many other languages. In addition, Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.

All you need to access Pronunciator is a computer with internet access and a Royal Oak Library card. Cards are available to all Royal Oak residents in person at the check out desk.

Please call the library, 248-246-3727, with any questions. Happy Language Learning!

  • Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides

    Weiss Ratings Consumer Guides offers easy-to-use tools to help patrons navigate through nine important areas. Each easy-to-read, step-by-step guide is packed with accurate, unbiased informat...

  • Genealogy Resources

    Have an interest in Genealogy? Want to research your family tree or learn about the history of Royal Oak or your Royal Oak home? Royal Oak Public Library has many resources that can help you...

  • Affordable Health Care Act

    Confused about the new health care law? Here’s some information to help clear things up! The Affordable Health Care Act went into effect on October 1, 2013. Here’s a list of websites and pho...

  • Michigan Legal Help

    Do you want to be able to handle simple civil legal problems without a lawyer? Do you need to find free and accurate legal information? We are pleased to announce the launching of Michigan L...

  • Pronunciator: New Language Learning Database

    Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library has just what you’re looking for! We are pleased to announce the launching of Pronunciator on ...

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