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Maps of service areas for potential Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library patrons with some instructional information.

Please report a lost or stolen card promptly to the library, as anyone in possession of your card may otherwise be able to use it. Keep your card secure, as you would a credit or debit card. 

VLC Member Libraries App

Mobile App

Our library has a mobile app that you can download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store!

It is called the 'VLC Member Libraries App' and allows you to perform all sorts of tasks right from your device! Order materials, check on due dates, renew items, read our newsletter and calendar, search digital items, print to Princh, and even see your 'virtual library card'!

Check out the links below to learn more, and download the app today from your app store!

Printing via Library Email

If you need something printed, you may do so by forwarding or sending items to our library email, which is listed below. Call and let staff know that you have sent something to be printed, and you may pick it up via curbside service or in person (when and where applicable). This service is available at both branches.


Wireless Printing Service

You may send items to be printed via our wireless printing service called Princh. This is available on the web version or can also be downloaded as an app. Please follow the link below to the web version, to which you can upload items to be printed at the library. You will need the library's printer ID, which is listed below. Please call Imlay City at 810-724-8043 for any assistance or questions about this service.

Please note, you must select the payment option of 'pay at desk' to pay when you come to the library to pick any items up. Please call and let staff know your name and that you have sent items to be printed, so that they may release them and have them set aside. Prints are $.10 for black and white and $1.00 for color. 

Click here for Princh website

Imlay City Printer ID: 101849

Click here for Princh Instructions

Library Catalog

Click here to look up materials, check your account, or place a hold from home on ValCat.

Reference Assistance

Do you need help with a question and Google just isn't giving you what you need?  You can ask for help in person at both branches of the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library or by telephoning either branch.

Conference and Quiet Study Rooms

The Imlay City Branch of the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library has a conference room for public use. 
Library events have priority over all other events and the library reserves the right to refuse reservations for the room at any time.
Call 810 724-8043 to reserve the conference room.
Click here to print a copy of Application for Use of Conference Room.
Click here to print a copy of the Conference Room Policy. 

There are two quiet study rooms which are available to reserve by calling 810 724-8043 or stopping by the front desk. These rooms do not require the conference room form, but can be reserved.  If no reservation is made and/or kept, use of the rooms is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: due to high demand, the conference and study rooms will only be held for 15 minutes past the reserved time.

Panoramic image of the lower level conference room.
Lower Level Conference Room

Panoramic image of the Quiet Study Room A.
Quiet Study Room A

Panoramic image of the Quiet Study Room B.
Quiet Study Room B

Fax Service

A fax machine is available for the public to send and receive faxes at both branches of the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library. Fax service ends 15 minutes prior to the library closing.
The fee is $2 for the first page and $.50 for each following page.  Faxes sent outside the United States may be charged an additional fee.

The Ruth Hughes Imlay City fax number is 810-724-2602.
The Ruth Hughes Attica fax number is 810-724-2007.


Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library provide public access to photocopy machines.
8.5 x 11 copies
10 cents
8.5 x 14 copies
15 cents
11 x 17 copies
25 cents
The fee is doubled for double-sided copies.
This rate also applies to patrons supplying their own paper or transparencies.

Computer Access

Both branches of the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library offer access to computers and the internet.  At Imlay City, 13 computer stations are located in the lab, and a laptop is available for use within the library, while the Attica branch has 2 computer stations. Both branches have wireless internet access. Internet, word processing, and web e-mail are all available to library cardholders.

Printing costs 10 cents for black and white printouts and $1 for color printouts (Imlay City only).

Computer access and printing ends 15 minutes prior to library closing. Computers will not be available to the public when the library is conducting computer training in the lab.