Our Story

The Dowagiac Library began serving the Dowagiac community since its founding in 1904. Since its reincorporation as a district library in 2004, the Dowagiac District Library has also provided service to the neighboring Silver Creek, Keeler, Wayne and Bainbridge townships. 

Our Mission

The Dowagiac District Library provides a welcoming and safe environment in our community for all people to learn, to explore, to create, to interact. Our library provides access to ideas, information, experiences and resources for life-long learning. Our goal is to enrich people's lives by preserving the past, promoting the present, and embracing the future.

What We Do

As public libraries grow and develop with the times, libraries have begun to expand their services as well. While you can find over 30,000 books at our library, you can also find movies, newspapers, public computers, wi-fi, special events, meeting places and more. We provide every service here at the Dowagiac District Library at no cost to the public.  Checkout our seasonal newsletter for the latest!

Open hours:

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

Who We Are

The Dowagiac District Library is staffed by 9 employees and is overseen by a board of 6 that meet once per month. For a full board roster, click here.  For current and past minutes of the Library Board meetings, click here.

How Do I Get Involved?

Just come on in! We've got heat in the winter and AC in the summer! To take anything home, you'll need a library card, and that's free with a picture ID.  Reciprocal borrowing agreements make it possible for Dowagiac District's library card holders to use the services of the Cass District, Van Buren District, Watervliet and Hartford Public Libraries.  Non-residents may purchase a library card for $5.00.

Other Questions?

Feel free to contact the library director, Matthew Weston, at mweston@dowagiacdl.org with any questions you might have. Thanks!