This summer, Build a Better World with the Clarkston Independence District Library!

Register for the Adult Summer Reading program where you can earn the chance to be entered into a prize drawing by completing challenges over the summer. For every three challenges completed, your name will be entered into the drawing. You can earn four entries by completing all 12 challenges. Maximum of four entries per person.

Click on the registration button below and follow the prompts. 




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Mango Languages' PHD-created and linguist-approved system teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun, no snoozefests here. And with the mobile app it’s the coolest way to learn a new language. Mango is free with your CIDL library card and can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection.

As a public service the Clarkston Independence District Library provides test proctoring

  • Students must fill out and turn in a PROCTORING FORM
  • Proctoring is free to residents of Clarkston and Independence Township. (Unfortunately we are not offering this service to non-residents at this time)
  • A minimum of one week advance notice is required before any test will be proctored.
  • All test requirements must be received from the issuing educational institution before any tests are taken. Exams can be received through the U.S. mail, email, fax, FedEx, UPS, etc.
  • Students must schedule a time and date with the proctor. Appointments can be made in person or by phone.
  • It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the examination and other required exam materials are sent to the proctor.
  • Exams will be administered during the library's operating hours on Monday through Thursday.
  • The test must be completed 30 minutes before the library closes.
  • At the time of testing, the student must provide current photo identification and the name on the identification must match the name on the testing materials.
  • The library will proctor written (open or closed book), emailed, or online exams.
  • The student or the examining institution must provide a return envelope and postage.
  • If the student needs to cancel or reschedule their exam, they must contact the proctor. The library holds the right to refuse to reschedule an exam if not notified of cancellation.
  • For questions, please contact Lawrence Marble, Head of Adult Services @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Clarkston Independence District Library is now circulating Kindle Paperwhites, which are pre-loaded with a wide range of popular titles for adults, teens and children. We will be constantly adding new titles as they become available.

Holds may be placed for the Kindles through the Library’s online catalog. All checkouts and returns of the devices are handled at the Circulation Desk.

Adult Department

The Clarkston Independence District Library believes that people should never stop learning, never stop growing and that we should all be empowered to connect with our community. The Adult department offers a large collection of print and electronic materials to help our patrons meet their information needs. We provide historical and genealogical materials in our special collections, and our interlibrary loan services allow patrons to borrow material from other libraries. Along with our collection of print reference sources, you also have access to several online databases.

Adult Events

Open Hours

Monday 10:00 - 9:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 9:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 9:00
Thursday 10:00 - 9:00
Friday 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 6:00
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