To get a library card you must be 18 years old or more and present ID that shows you live in Melvindale. We will check your library account, if you owe fines at other libraries in our system you'll have to pay them BEFORE you can get a card. If you have a LOST item with another library you'll have to take care of that with the library the item BELONGS to. If you have no fines or are not in the system your first library card is free and good for one year, after which we'll ask to see your ID again and re-verify your phone number. If you lose your card, the replacement is $1 and you'll have to show ID and pay any fines you owe at the same time. Michigan Vehicle Code (257.315) states that citizens MUST IMMEDIATELY notify the Secretary of State when moving/changing addresses. Your ID must show where you are currently living, and for us to issue you a library card-it must show a Melvindale address.
Children under 18 years of age will need to bring their PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN ONLY with an ID showing they live in Melvindale. We cannot accept parents of their friends, neighbors, other relatives, etc. Signing up for a library card is a LEGAL document which must be completed by the PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN ONLY in which the adult assumes liability for items lost or damaged by the minor.