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The Library Tour

The tour highlights the architecture of Cass Gilbert, as well as the many works of famed craftsmen and architects. Our docents will share with you the history, art and architecture of Detroit’s acclaimed Main Library. You will discover the Grand Staircase, the Pewabic fireplace, the Ernie Harwell Room, and other surprises along your 1 mile walking journey.

Upcoming Public Tours

The Library Tour

August 25th at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: August 25th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Tours

This free, docent-led tour highlights the history, art and architecture of Detroit's acclaimed Main Library.

The Library Tour on Saturday, August 25 at 11:00am

The Library Tour

September 6th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 6th Thu
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Tours

This free, docent-led tour highlights the history, art and architecture of Detroit's acclaimed Main Library.

The Library Tour on Thursday, September 6 at 1:00pm

The Library Tour

September 8th at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 8th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Tours

This free, docent-led tour highlights the history, art and architecture of Detroit's acclaimed Main Library.

The Library Tour on Saturday, September 8 at 11:00am

The Library Tour

September 22nd at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: September 22nd Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Tours

This free, docent-led tour highlights the history, art and architecture of Detroit's acclaimed Main Library.

The Library Tour on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00am

The Library Tour

October 13th at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 13th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Tours

This free, docent-led tour highlights the history, art and architecture of Detroit's acclaimed Main Library.

The Library Tour on Saturday, October 13 at 11:00am

The Library Tour

October 18th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 18th Thu
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Tours

This free, docent-led tour highlights the history, art and architecture of Detroit's acclaimed Main Library.

The Library Tour on Thursday, October 18 at 1:00pm

The Library Tour

October 27th at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: October 27th Sat
  • Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Event Category: Tours

This free, docent-led tour highlights the history, art and architecture of Detroit's acclaimed Main Library.

The Library Tour on Saturday, October 27 at 11:00am

Private Tour

With a private tour, you and your group can experience the magnificent art and architecture of the Main Library in a more intimate setting.

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Accessibility

Every floor is accessible by elevator if you are not able to use the stairs. We recommend that patrons with accessibility requirements enter through the Cass Avenue entrance. From there, there is a route without stairs to the Woodward entrance, where tours begin. If you are unable to bring your own wheelchair or have any questions about accessibility on our tours, please email hello@dpltour.org or call (313) 481-1358.

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