Community Literacy Resource Center


The Community Literacy Resource Center (CLRC) is a free resource for all Washtenaw Literacy tutors and learners!  The CLRC is a small lending library full of multi-sensory activities, worksheets and books for adults.  It is managed by Mentors.



Is the CLRC open during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The CLRC is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic (as is all in-person programming). We are continuously monitoring the situation. The CLRC will remain closed until at least 2021. We'll update this page when we have more information. Thank you for your patience.

Where is the CLRC?

The CLRC is located in the NEW Center, 1100 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, 48104, in Suite 112.

CLRC at the NEW Center map

Is it open everyday?

Yes, the CLRC is open everyday, 365 days a year.  However, it is not staffed.  For access information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (734)337-3338.

What will I find at the CLRC?

The CLRC houses books, worksheets, games, activities and multi-sensory tools for adults.  Items are shelved by educational categories to make it easy for you to find what you need.  Click here to see an annotated list of our holdings.

Can I keep the things I get a the CLRC?

Most items may be checked out for two months, then returned.  There is a FREE shelf that holds materials tutors and learners can keep forever!

How do I check out materials?

Record the materials you check out in the Visitor's Log at the CLRC.  PLEASE SIGN IN EVERY TIME, REGARDLESS IF YOU TAKE ANYTHING OUT!This allows us to show the use of the space.

What if I need help finding or understanding how to use materials?

A staff member or Mentor would be happy to assist you.  We can meet you at the CLRC for a tour, brainstorming session or just to review your plans.  Some of our Mentors even hold regular office hours at the CLRC.  To arrange to meet a Mentor, complete a request by clicking here.  If you'd like to talk with staff, contact our office at (734) 337-3338 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Can I make copies of materials at the CLRC?

There is no copying available onsite.  However, you can check materials out for copying.