5130 Davenport Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917

Get a Library Card

New to DTDL?  We are now offering new library cards as part of our Step 3 services.  DTDL has updated our library card procedures to make it safe and easy while the library building is not yet open to the public.  

To apply for a library card:

  1. Fill out an application. Adult and youth applications are available outside the library at the main entrance, in the box below our Little Free Pantry.  Or download and print an application below.
  2. Put your completed application in the library’s outdoor book drop on the south side of the building. Your application will be quarantined for seven days, and then library staff will then call you when your card is ready for pickup.
  3. Come to the library with a valid ID during business hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m.) and call the library as directed on the signs in the parking lot. Staff will give you instructions and you’ll leave with your new library card.

Valid ID: This can include a driver’s license, passport, or military ID.  If your current address is not listed on your ID, you will also need to provide proof of address (bank statement, utility bill, property tax statement, or lease agreement).

Connect Card: Allows patrons under the age of 18 (or over 18, in special circumstances) to check out up to two items at a time, to access filtered internet, and to utilize the library’s digital collections.  It does not allow check out of rental items, Library of Things, Youth Media, or MeLCat requests.  An application for a Connect Card does not require a parent signature, but children must provide their name and contact information. 

Digital-Only Cards

Patrons who do not already have an existing library account and who live in the Greater Lansing area 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, follow the procedures above to upgrade to a full service library card.

Please contact us by phone or chat during business hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m.) or email.

  • Phone: 517-321-4014
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