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

Dennis Clements

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.

Here is the Oral History for Dennis Clements, Chairperson of the Library Committee.

Dennis Clements Interview

Our previously published interviews:

Library Catalogue

Scottish Genealogical Collection


UpComing Events


Due to lack of ticket sales, we have had to cancel this event. 

Refunds will be issued via PayPal for those who did purchase tickets.


Past Events

Past Programs

Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Getting Started: A Genealogy Seminar

Genealogy Seminar


November 15th – A Night with Outlander

Clans 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.

2363 Rochester Road, Troy, MI  48083


The 3rd Saturday of every month. We invite you to drop in from 10:30 to 2:30 PM pm or by appointment.
The 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 10:30 to 2:30 PM
Also by appointment.

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

Picture Gallery

On this day in history

Postings Pending