Hancock school public library

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Beginning 12/15/21, the exterior library door will be closed during school hours (10am-3:30pm daily). Please use the main high school entrance to access the library during those hours- simply press the intercom button to the left of the doors. This is a temporary situation while we install the necessary equipment on our own exterior door, which will then allow us to resume direct access to the library.

We are open regular hours with no pandemic restrictions in place.

Curbside pickup of library materials is also available. Users can also login to the online catalog with their library card to reserve materials.

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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


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Contact Us

501 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930

906-487-5925 ext. 8005