Simon Pokagon Memorial Research Library

Going digital gives citizens multiple ways to use the library. The Education Department has given out 150 Kindles thus far, and citizens can submit wish lists for books they’d like to check out via their devices (users access the digital library with any e-reader, not only Kindles). The space will become a digital classroom that can be used for teleconferencing with other tribes or for classroom space for the tribe’s partner colleges. Potawatomi language apps will be accessible from the online library, and it will be a part of the Southwest Michigan Library Consortium, making thousands of other books and resources available.

Kindle Fire Tutorials

Need help using your Kindle Fire? Here you can find several tutorial videos that explain exactly how to set it up and continue using it. We hope they help and you can check out a book from the library soon!

Our new, digital library

This development is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, so citizens can expect to see more digital books and resources available in the future.

The library is named for Simon Pokagon, one of our earliest patriarchs and authors. He wrote Queen of the Woods and spoke at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, starting a rich tradition of learning and striking a good balance between culture and education.

The library no longer carries physical books unless they are research volumes, which can only be used in the library. The Education Department foresees digitizing content from researchers that citizens can someday search for family photos, treaty information, past meeting minutes or newsletters.

For more information call Education at (888) 330-1234.

Our library also houses a computer lab with access to the internet available during regular business hours. Plus we offer a library program for tribal children during summer school and during enrichment labs