300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

Tour the Building

Want to learn some Baldwin history and see our architecture up close? Use our map to take a self-guided tour of our 40,000-square-foot facility anytime. Our first building was built in 1927, the Youth Room followed in 1960 and the Adult Services wing was added in 1981. The Adult Services wing was renovated in 2017, the Grand Hall carpeting and furniture was updated in 2018, and the Youth Room wing was expanded and renovated in 2020. In July 2023, we began expanding and renovating our front entrance to create a street level, accessible entrance.

As you’re touring the building, be sure to check out architectural details like the newly exposed brick in our entryway. Visit our innovative and inspiring Idea Lab. And don’t forget to peruse all of our books and media. While you’re visiting, feel free to ask a member of our staff any additional questions — we love talking about our Library.
Fast facts about the Baldwin:

• Meeting rooms are located on the lower level and the second floor, and hold 5-100 people
• Our Youth Room has a story room and play area, and is geared toward infants through grade 6
• Adult Services features our Grand Hall and a collection of fiction and large-print books; the Adult Services wing has non-fiction, the Teen Scene, study rooms and computers
• The Harry Allen Room is dedicated to Local and Michigan history
• The Claudia Ireland Reading Room features biographies, poetry, literary criticism and plays
• Coffee and vending machines, located in the lower level, are open for use

Library Director Rebekah Craft conducts Behind the Scenes Tours once per month. Register for an upcoming tour by clicking on the corresponding date and time listed below:

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

Sunday, March 31


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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures:

March 31: Closed

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