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

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.

George Boyd Interview

Library Catalogue

Scottish Genealogical Collection

Programs

 Upcoming Events

Past Programs

November 15th – An Evening with Outlander
Outlander Event Information

Clan’s Collection

Society Archives

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 10:30 am to 2:30 pm or by appointment.

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

 

Picture Gallery