The library offers curbside service and appointments for computer and wifi access. 

The interior of the library for browsing is closed.   Staff are happy to assist in selecting materials.

Call the library @ 269-983-7167. 

We offer curbside pickup until further notice
Curbside pick up hours:   
Monday-Friday: 12:00 - 6:00pm  and Saturday**   12:00 - 4pm 

** closed the last saturday of each month

You may place holds online in the library's catalog or can call for staff assistance at (269) 983-7167.  Limit of 10 per card.


Need Help finding a book?

Hot Titles: Lists of award winning books, plus lists created by library staff

Novelist Plus:  Features lists of award-winning books, book discussion guides, Read-a-Like recommendations, and complete series information. Also includes reader ratings and reviews. Create your own reading wish list.

What's Next?:  This very helpful database will list the books in a series, IN ORDER

Bookpage:   Reviews and upcoming titles

Goodreads:  book lists, read-alikes, recommendations and reviews

A service for Saint Joseph home library cardholders only.

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>>>>  Your PIN is the last four digits of your library barcode. <<<<

Having trouble getting started:  start here   or  specific help for using a Kindle


What you should know about returning books:

  • All items should be returned to our outdoor dropbox, located on the corner of the alley to the east and Market Street 
    All items are being quarantined for at least 5 days upon return before being checked out to anyone else.     

  • The items will be removed from your account at that time. 
  •  Because we are quarantining items for a more than adequate amount of time and are taking every precaution, we ask that you do not use cleaning products on the materials.  Many products may damage the items.


Are you looking for local COVID-19 information?

Berrien County Health Department

Berrien Count Covid-19 Summary dashboard:


Library Board Meeting -- January 26th @ 6:00pm

In compliance with the Open Meetings Act, the Library Board will be holding the Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting, via Zoom,  at 6:00 p.m. To attend the meeting, the login information for the meeting is below. Thank you!

Topic: Maud Preston Palenske Library Board Meeting

Time: January 26, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 973 5664 3759
Password: 500

If you are phoning in to the meeting, please call 415-762-9988.   This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend remotely.  Should you have any inquiries prior to the meeting, you can email or leave a voice message at 269-983-7167 and someone will contact you.