Hancock school public library

Looking for access to our digital collections, but don’t have a library card? We’ve made online registration free and available to all. Just visit our card catalog and click the green “Register Now” button on the far right-hand side of the page.


As of Monday, June 15, the Hancock School Public Library is open for grab-and-go services and has returned to regular library hours. Curbside pickup of library materials is still available. Users can also login to the online catalog with their library card to reserve materials, or send an email with material requests to hancock@pldl.org .

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Library Programs and Events

The Hancock School Public Library hosts a Children’s Storytime event on the first Friday of every month, at 10:15am. Check out the calendar below for other recurring and special events.

Our Story

As of November 1, 2018, the Hancock School Public Library is operated by the Portage Lake District Library (PLDL). For a period of three years, PLDL will staff the Hancock library and provide books and other materials, access to library databases, interlibrary loans that enable patrons to borrow books from other libraries, and programming.

The agreement does not give Hancock residents access to the main library in Houghton. They will still have to purchase out-of-district memberships to make full use of the PLDL in Houghton.

You can read more details about the partnership between PLDL and the Hancock School Public Library in our press release.

Library Hours

Monday – Tuesday: 10am-7pm

Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm

Additional Summer Hours

From June 8 – August 31
Saturday: 10am – 2pm


Your Hancock School Public Library card gives you access to thousands of downloadable eBooks, magazines, movies, TV and more!

Mango Languages Online Learning resource offering 72 different languages, 17 ESL courses and numerous specialty courses. Download courses to your phone or tablet and take them anywhere!

Overdrive and Libby Download ebooks and audiobooks for your computer or mobile device. Stream popular movies, documentaries and TV shows.

RBdigital Magazines Formerly known as Zinio. Download or stream the latest issues of popular magazines on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Plus, once you download an issue, it’s yours to keep! No need to return.

Contact Us

501 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930

906-487-5925 ext. 8005

The Library has resumed regular hours and is offering grab & go access to the building. Click here to learn more.