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How to Get a Library Card


There are a variety of ways one can sign up to get a library card with the Dearborn Public Library.

For immediate access it is recommended you sign up for a Temporary Digital Access Card, with it you will gain access to a wide range of digital resources and applications you can start using right now.  Then, when you want to upgrade your card to a full-service version, fill out the library card application form and bring it into any of the three Dearborn Library locations

It’s as simple as that. 


Temporary Digital Access Card

A temporary library card lets Dearborn or Dearborn Heights residents sign up to use a wide variety of digital resources.  A temporary card will not allow checkouts or holds to be placed on physical materials at any Dearborn Library location.  


Full-Service Card

Click here to find out if you qualify

A full-service card lets you have full access to all services that the Dearborn Library has to offer including checking out physical materials and additional programs such as the Digitization Lab and public computer access (when available).  

To get a library card, go to any Dearborn Public Library.  Please bring proof of address (driver’s license or state identification card).  You will be asked to complete an application form.  If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must give their written consent on the application form before a new card is issued.  If a child does not have proof of address, the parent or legal guardian must provide proof of address.  

Library card applications may be picked up or submitted during curbside hours. 

You can fill out an online application prior to coming to the library by downloading it here.

For specific information about the various types of cards offered including eligibility please see the 

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