The Charles S. Low Memorial Library is one of the largest private libraries in the country, dedicated to preserving Scottish history, customs, music, literature, and promoting genealogical studies. It contains over 1,900 books (some dating back to the early 1800’s), audio and visual material, our Society Archives and is the home of the Scottish Genealogical Collection. The Library also sponsors Scottish lectures and presentations.

The Library’s mission is to support the Society’s goals by collecting, preserving and making available material and presentations that encourage the love of Scotland through its history, customs, music and literature in a Setting worthy of its members.

Goals to implement the mission statement:

  • Conservation of Material
  • Safe Guarding of Material
  • Securing for Future Generations

2018 Oral History Project

                                             Bob Giles

In 2018, several of our members were interviewed to share their memories of the Society.

When you click the button below, a link will be opened in a new tab to begin listening to the audio file.

Bob Giles Interview

 

Our previously published interviews:

 

Cathy Hasse Interview Scott David Interview

 

Library Catalogue

Scottish Genealogical Collection

Scottish Genealogical Resources

Programs

 Upcoming Events

Past Programs

 

Clan’s Collection

Society Archives

Friends of the Library

Wall Plaques

What & How to donate material

How to support financially

Friends of the Library

About Us

 

The Library is located within the Kilgour Scottish Centre, Home of the St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit.

Address:
2363 Rochester Road, Troy, MI  48083

Email:
library@detroitscots.com

Hours:
The 3rd Saturday of every month. We invite you to drop in from 10:30am to 2:30pm or by appointment.

Library Staff:     
Maryann Clark, Sharon Cross, Linda Davenport, Rob Forrest, Nancy Fromm, Irene Hall, Stuart Kennedy,Teri Mango, Cathy McCullough Les, Eliott MacFarlane, Micki McFarlane, Nancy Waters, Dick Fromm (Honorary Member), Dennis Clements (Chair)

 

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