Local History Collection

The collection includes information about the first one hundred years of West Branch and beyond plus access to the Ogemaw County Herald on microfilm dating back to 1923. Cemetery and burial plot information, plat book access, and US Census information, along with the histories of many local families can be researched in the numerous collections of biographies.


  • 14 public computers with, fiber optic connected, high speed Internet and access to office productivity applications
  • Print and copy services
         Black and White - 20 cents per page (10 cents for each page after 20)
         Color Printing - 1 dollar per page
  • Print from your mobile device Print Now
         Black and White - 20 cents per page (10 cents for each page after 20)
         Color Printing - 1 dollar per page
  • Facsimile service
         Local and Toll-Free - Free
         Long Distance - 2 dollars for the first page, 1 dollar each additional page
         Receiving (Any Number) - 1 dollar per page
  • Scanning is available - see the circulation desk for details
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Headphones can be purchased at the circulation desk for $2.00

Other Services

  • You can purchase a logoed West Branch District Library bag at the circulation desk for $5.00.
  • There is a community room available for use by the public. Please contact the library director for more information about community room policies.
  • The library has access to career information along with job searching aids and test preparation guides for GED, ASVAB, GRE, MCAT and many more.
  • Phone books are available for most cities in Northern Michigan. You can also get phone number look up service at the circulation desk.
  • Tax forms are available during tax season - both Federal and State. 


  • Author visits
  • Summer Reading Program for children, young adults and adults
  • Preschool Story Time and Community Play Group 
  • Tech Tuesday - a one-on-one, sit down, technology assistance program

See our Events Calendar for more information on upcoming events.