Dearborn Public Library

Library Card

Library Cards

Sign up in person at the Checkout Desk at any library branch. You may also fill out and print the library card application and bring it in: Library Card Application. Children under 18 must be present with a parent or legal guardian with ID to sign up for a library card.

Dearborn Library Card


Who is eligible and what you need to sign up?

 

  • Residents of Dearborn or Dearborn Heights: Photo ID and proof of address (driver’s license or state ID).
  • Non-resident Dearborn taxpayers and their family members residing at the same address: Photo ID and proof of address (driver’s license or state ID) and proof of current payment of City of Dearborn taxes.
  • Non-residents who are currently employed at a business located in the city or school district of Dearborn (please note: family members at the same address are NOT eligible for a card). You’ll need photo ID and proof of address (driver’s license or state ID), and a letter on official letterhead stationary from Dearborn employer (this may be from the personnel office) which verifies employment.
  • Non-residents who attend an educational institution in the city or school district of Dearborn. Any credit class (example: English as a second language, GED, Job Skills training) is acceptable. (Please note: family members at the same address are NOT eligible for a card; children enrolled in daycare or preschool facilities in Dearborn are NOT eligible for a card.) You’ll need photo ID and proof of address (driver’s license or state ID), and proof of current enrollment, which could be: current school ID with indication of current semester enrollment; letter from school verifying attendance; current report card; copy of tuition receipt, current transcript.
  • Non-resident City of Dearborn employees and their families residing at the same address: Photo ID and proof of address (driver’s license or state ID), and City of Dearborn badge.
  • Non-residents who pay $100 per year, and family members residing at the same address: Photo ID and proof of address (driver’s license or state ID) and payment.

 

What can I do with my Dearborn Library Card?

  • Borrow books, DVDs, CDs, and all other items at any of the three Dearborn Public Libraries
  • Place requests on items at any Dearborn library branch and pick those items up at any branch
  • Use online resources like ebooks, digital audiobooks, and databases
  • Use your Dearborn card to sign up for an account and borrow materials from other TLN libraries (call ahead to confirm other libraries’ policies)
  • Borrow materials from other TLN libraries
  • Borrow materials through MeLCat* (only for Dearborn residents, others must use home library)
  • Use Digitization Lab
  • Use computers
  • Attend programs
  • Laptops/hotspots

TLN Card


Who is eligible and what you need to sign up?

 What can I do with my TLN Card?

  • Borrow books, DVDs, CDs, and all other items at any of the three Dearborn Public Libraries
  • Place requests on items at any Dearborn library branch and pick those items up at any branch
  • Use computers
  • Attend programs

What else should I know about my library card?

  • Lost cards: If your card is lost or stolen, let us know so we can prevent it from being used. Until a card is reported lost or stolen, you are financially responsible for all materials checked out with your card
  • PIN: Each library account is assigned a 4-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). By default, this number will be the last 4 digits of your phone number. To adjust your PIN, log into your account and visit the profile tab. Your PIN can also be reset in person at the Checkout Desk; identification is required.
  • Renewing your card: Every two years the library checks to make sure the information on your library card account is accurate by asking you to renew your card. Cards are good for two years and expire on your birthday. Cards must be renewed in person with your photo ID.
  • For information about checkout limits, fines, returns, and renewing items, see the Circulation Policy
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