Wilder Branch

Wilder Events

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:30pm
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About Branch

The Wilder Branch was named after Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of many children's stories of pioneer life.

Initially, a temporary branch location on Seven Mile Road opened on May 12, 1949. The current location opened on February 6, 1967. The exterior court displays a metal wall sculpture by Narendra Patel, which was inspired by the book "The Little House in the Big Woods." Mrs. Wilder donated manuscripts of "The Long Winter" and "These Happy Golden Years" along with photographs and other documents to the Library. These items are currently housed in the Burton Historical Collection at the Main Library.

Book Drop-off

A convenient outdoor drop box is available 24 hours for the return of library materials.


Free public parking is available

Meeting Rooms/Space Rentals

The Building contains a clubroom, which will accommodate 120 persons. The clubroom is used for library and community programming. The clubroom may be used by community groups by calling the branch for information and reservations.

Meeting Room Policy

MobilePrint Service

Print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC or mobile device to one of our Detroit Public Library print stations.  Payment for print jobs will be accepted at the selected library location.

Black and white copies
$ .15 per page

Color copies
$1.00 per page

Download an app if you plan to use a mobile device:



To send your print job to a specific branch, please select a location below:

You may also email your print job directly to this branch.

Black and white copies

Color copies