St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

500 Market St., St. Joseph, 49085 (directions)


The Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library  is a class IV public library located in St. Joseph, MI.  We are a City library formed by City Charter contracting with St. Joseph Charter Township to provide services for about 18,000 people.   We have reciprocal borrowing agreements with most Berrien County libraries.  We house approximately 100,000 items including fiction, non-fiction, audio-visual materials, periodicals and children's materials.   We maintain a local history room and computer labs.   We provide free, educational programming as well as meeting room space to our community.   

You can find us downtown along the lake bluff, between the Krasl Art Museum and the Boulevard Inn. 



Annual Book Sale

Thursday 26th of April 2018 - Saturday 28th of April 2018

500 Market Street

The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale will be held April 26th-28th in the Felland auditorium. Saturday is the bag sale, and it's just $5.00 per bag of books.

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Business Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm