Library Cards

How to Get a Library Card

To apply for a library card,

  • you must be at least 18 years of age and bring your Michigan picture ID with your current address.
  • If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must be present with current ID to sign a parental release form.
  • All fees and late items must be reconciled before you may receive a card.

Connect Card

Allows patrons under the age of 18 to check out up to two items at a time, to access filtered internet, and to utilize the library’s digital collections.  In special circumstances, patrons over 18 may be issued a Connect Card at the discretion of the Library Director or designee.
  • Does not require a parent signature, but children must provide their name and contact information.
  • Does not allow check out of rental items, Library of Things, Youth Media, or MeLCat requests.

Library Card Applications

Get a jump start on the library card application process by filling out an application at home and bringing it and your Michigan picture ID to the library’s circulation desk.

Digital-Only Cards

Patrons who are 18 or older, and who do not already have an existing library account may register for a digital-only library card online. A digital-only card provides instant access to our language learning resources, collection of ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, digital magazines, and streaming TV, movies, and music through the Woodlands Downloadable Library, Hoopla Digital, and RB Digital Magazines. Visit the Digital Collections page for a complete listing of the library’s digital resources.

If you would like to borrow physical library materials, stop into the library with a picture ID and proof of current address to upgrade to a full service library card.