Robert and Janet Bennett Civic Center Library
Bennett Civic Center Library is located in the southeast corner of Farmington and Five Mile Roads between City Hall and the 16th District Court.
Address: 32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Circulation Services: Elizabeth Alexander
Automation Services: Donna Winter
Adult Services: Carl Katafiasz
Children's Services: Karen Smith
Questions? Phone us at the following numbers:
Reference Desk: (734) 466-2490
Juvenile Reference Desk: (734) 466-2493
Circulation Desk: (734) 466-2491
Browsing Desk: (for fiction and audio/visual) (734) 466-2197
Fax: (734) 421-4860
Facts and Figures
Architect: Kamp-DiComo Associates
Building Area: 64,000 square feet (including Conference Wing and Atrium
Atrium Artwork: James Gilbert
Title: "Nebulas Terraqueous" Composition: three panels of woven aluminum stripping and rayon thread
Auditorium Capacity: 300 people
Meeting Rooms Capacity: 16-150 people
Circulation (number of items checked out): 364,085 items in 2016
eBook Circulation: 44,469 items in 2016
Total number of items the library owns: 159,237
Total number of items at all branches: 265,136
Registered users: 28,097
Total number of users at all branches: 34,537
History: Livonia Civic Center Library opened August 1, 1988. Since the Livonia Libraries were on the cutting edge of technology, and were using computerized catalogs since 1985, Civic Center Library opened without ever having the traditional card catalog. Our holdings were accessible by computer from the very first day.
On August 28, 2017, the Civic Center Library was renamed The Robert & Janet Bennett Civic Center Library, in honor of the Mayor and his wife who had such a big impact on the Livonia community. They were instrumental in the library’s successful millage campaign and worked tirelessly with the Friends of the Library to raise money for the library. We are proud that the library now bears their names.
Keeping up with the Library via Email
If you give us your email address* we'll send you:
1. Check out receipts (you can still get a paper receipt if you like)
2. Date due reminders a few days in advance
3. Holds available notifications
4. A reminder when your card is about to expire
Call the library at 734-466-2491 to have your email address added to your account by a staff member.
5. Subscribe separately to our monthly e-newsletter to keep up with what's happening in the library using the form above.
*Of course, we never sell your email address or spam you.