With 4000 courses available, Pronunciator gives Royal Oak patrons access to 80 Languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa (and more in between). These language courses are available in English as well as many other languages.

Know someone who needs to learn English? Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.

Launch Pronunciator

The Royal Oak Public Library offers large print books, audiobooks, downloadable books and adaptive equipment to assist patrons with special vision needs.  Librarians are available to help anyone wishing to browse these collections or use this equipment.

Each year the Royal Oak Public Library compiles a list of places that can provide assistance for the following: Temporary day and overnight shelter; groceries; meals; clothing; referrals; transportation; and housing.

Daytime Warming Center

Welcome Inn Day Center, open Dec. 14, 2015 - Mar 18, 2016
6:00 am until 8:00 pm, Mon - Sat
Starr Presbyterian Church
1717 W. 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak
(248) 850-3219
Meals, showers, social workers, nurses, clothes closet.

MeLCat requesting will be temporarily turned off at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 in preparation for an upcoming site migration and upgrade. Users can continue to search MeLCat but the request option will be unavailable. The service is expected to be restored by December 11.

MelCat FAQ

Take a break and enjoy live music at the Royal Oak Public Library! Join us in the Friends Auditorium on select Saturdays at 3:00 pm throughout the year for these free performances.

Silver Strings Dulcimer Society
December 12 from 3:00 - 5:00pm

The RJ Spangler Trio
January 9 from 3:00 - 5:00pm

Best of Broadway
January 23 from 3:00 - 5:00pm

Metro Jazz Voices
February 13 from 3:00 - 5:00pm