Peter White Public Library (PWPL) is located on the corner of Front and Ridge Streets near downtown Marquette, Michigan. Founded in 1871, the Peter White Public Library has served Marquette area residents for more than a century.
Today, the Peter White Library is the largest public library in the fifteen counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Service contracts with Chocolay, Ewing, Marquette, Sands, Skandia, Turin, Wells and West Branch Townships have added to the area that is served by PWPL. Its service population, including the City of Marquette and the nine surrounding contracted townships, has grown to over 36,000 people. The number of library card holders has increased from approximately 6,500 in 1958 to more than 22,700 today.
The Peter White Public Library provides Library visitors: traditional library services, programming for all ages, art galleries and display spaces, computer and internet access, digital collections, and friendly staff. Visitors can also shop in the Friends Book Store and have lunch in the Library Cafe.
To make informational, educational, cultural and recreational materials and programs readily available and accessible to all Library users. The staff will provide prompt, accurate information and guidance to our patrons in a welcoming, business-like atmosphere.