Many patrons who use the Clifford Branch Library feel nostalgic as they walk through the front doors of the former Clifford High School, and more recently the former Clifford Elementary School. After closing its doors in the mid 1960's, the building underwent renovation in the late 1970's. The large rooms on the lower level have received new windows, insulation, separate bathroom facilities among other repairs, where the library now occupies space.
The upstairs of this charming old school is still in need of many repairs and renovation. The upstairs classroom has been restored and they are working on the rest of the upstairs. There are desks, bookcases, and many books that are on display.
In January 2003, the Lapeer County Library System underwent a restructuring transition and changed its name to Lapeer District Library.