Emergency After Hours Contact for Police Dept. & DPW: 810-985-8115 (St. Clair County Central Dispatch)

A Brief History. . .         

The Marine City Library which serves a population of over 4,500 residents got its start in 1889 through the Ladies Library Association. The first library was housed in the City Hall at Main Street and Broadway. In 1919, the City assumed responsibility for the operation of the library, and it was relocated in 1939 to the Newport Academy at Washington and Main Streets.

The Marine City Library became part of the St. Clair County Library System in 1967. A newly constructed library was opened in 1983 thanks to the generous support from Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Miller and other donors. Then in 2010, a 2,500 square foot addition was added to the current building. That same community spirit of giving is reflected in the dynamic library today which provides a wealth of programs and materials for the public.


Don’t have time to sit and read a book?

  • We also have theatrical and educational video, music CDs, books-on-tape and DVD
  • Free internet access (to St. Clair County residents)

Our staff is waiting to help – just ask!

Requests from Home:

  • If you have internet access and a Marine City Library card, you can request any circulating item in the St. Clair County Library system from home.
  • Items will be delivered to the Marine City branch and you will receive a phone call reminder.


Public Notice – Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, Music, eBooks and More:

St. Clair County Library has partnered with Hoopla Digital to give patrons the ability to have online and mobile access to free movies, music, ebooks, and more! For further information on this NEW opportunity please read the document below or visit the Marine City Library to ask the friendly staff members!

Hoopla Digital Press Release


 24/7 Wi-Fi Access at the Library:

The value of your library card now extends even further past the
physical branch hours by being able to use the internet within the Wi-Fi reception area at
any time. This is another way your Library connects you to a world of information.



Activities for Children

  • Family Storytime:

    Share songs, stories, and play in a program designed to support the development of literacy skills. Ages 0-5.
    April 27th at 10:00am
    May 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th at 10:00am


Activities for Teens and Adults

  • Anime Club:

    Come in and geek out about Anime, Manga, and other things Japanese! Snacks and drinks provided. Ages 11-18.
    May 16th at 3:00pm

  • Homeschool Meet Up:

    Meet up and socialize with other homeschooling families and friends!
    April 28th at 10:00am
    May 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th at 10:00am

  • Crossings Book Club:

    Join us for some lively conversations as we discuss Christian books. Call for titles 765-5233.
    May 22nd at 1:00pm

  • Creative Cards:

    Join local hobbyist Adele, as she helps us create our own greeting cards. Sponsored by “Friends of the Library”. Please call to register 765-5233.
    May 15th at 6:00pm

  • Cover 2 Cover Book Club:

    Spend a relaxing hour discussing great reads at your library! Call the library for details and book titles 765-5233.
    April 27th at 3:30pm
    May 25th at 3:30pm

  • The Cast Off’s Knitting Group:

    Calling all knitters and crocheters! Whether you’re new or experienced, join us, along with Lydia, for learning and laughter!
    May 1st at 1:00pm


Activities for All Ages

  • Star Wars Celebration:

    Join us as we celebrate all things Star Wars! We’ll have crafts, games, a trivia contest, and a costume contest in this all-day event ending with a showing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at 2pm. Pizza, snacks, and drinks provided. All ages welcome!
    May 13th at 11:00am

Upcoming Activities & Classes

  • Email:

    Understand email and the email system using a student email account provided by the instructor, open email inbox, reply, delete, and learn how to safely open attachments, respect your email friends’ privacy when group emailing and recognize scams.
    April 27th at 2:00pm

  • Online Safety:

    Learn how to protect your devices, money, and personal information while online. Also provides information on how to avoid common and emerging online scams. Presented by Consumer Education Presentations. Call 765-5233 to register.
    May 1st at 6:00pm

  • The Way I See It – an evening with Temple Grandin – SOLD OUT:

    PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS “SOLD OUT”. ANYONE REGISTERING WILL BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST. ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE REGISTERED WILL BE ADMITTED. As part of our 100th anniversary year celebration, the St. Clair County Library System is proud to present author, professor, and world-renowned autism spokesperson Temple Grandin at the East China Performing Arts Center located at 1585 Meisner Rd, East China, MI 48054 at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 3rd. Admission Free. DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE REGISTRATION IS NOW REQUIRED. PLEASE LIST EACH INDIVIDUAL NAME OF THOSE ATTENDING. Doors open at 6 pm. ASL interpreters provided.
    May 3rd at 7:00pm

  • Social Networking – Facebook:

    Keep in touch with family and friends. The instructor will help you understand Facebook Privacy settings for your “comfort level” of sharing.
    May 4th at 2:00pm

  • Mobile Devices – Android Tablets & Smartphones:

    Bring your Android tablet or smartphone charged and ready for class. This class requires you to have a SCCLibrary card & PIN, and know your device’s access logon if needed.
    May 11th at 2:00pm

  • Mobile Devices – iPhones/iPads:

    Bring your iPad/iPhones charged and ready to class for a hands-on session This class requires you to have a SCCLibrary card &PIN, and know your device’s access logon if needed.
    May 18th at 2:00pm

  • Ancestry:

    An introduction to tracing your family’s roots with Ancestry Library Edition (ALE), a database available at your Library . From the popular Ancestry.com website, ALE contains collections of records, including those relating to birth, marriage, death, military service, and immigration.
    May 25th at 2:00pm

Book Sale

Friends Of The Library Book Sale: Proceeds support library programs and events.



Friends of the Library

Become a part of your community library as you create and discuss plans for the future.

Our Mission:

  • Enhance the Library’s collection of books
  • Promote the Library’s usefulness
  • increase public awareness of Library functions
  • Provide programs for the Marine City community

Project Friends sponsorship ideas:

  • Used Book Sales
  • National Library Week programs
  • Programs for all ages
  • Literary programs
  • Reading clubs
  • Purchase of books on tape, CDs and new library equipment

This group meets quarterly on the second Monday of January, April, July and October. Join today! Fill out and print the Membership Form.

To learn more about the Friends of the Library, click the following link ⇒ (More Info)