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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

February 9th at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 9th 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, February 9 at 11:00am

The Library Tour

February 14th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 14th 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, February 14 at 1:00pm

The Library Tour

February 23rd at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: February 23rd 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, February 23 at 11:00am

The Library Tour

March 7th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 7th 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, March 7 at 1:00pm

The Library Tour

March 16th at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 16th 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, March 16 at 11:00am

The Library Tour

March 30th at 11am
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: March 30th 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, March 30 at 11:00am

The Library Tour

April 11th at 1pm
Main Library

  • Location: Main Library
  • Date: April 11th 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, April 11 at 1:00pm

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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