FAQ

What is the district?
Click here to see a description of the boundaries and a district map.

What does it mean if I live in the district? Those who own property within our district boundaries pay annual taxes toward a millage to support the Lenawee District Library. The 0.6 mills will raise an estimated $968,400 in the first year. The estimated cost per year for a home valued at $150,000 is $45.00, $100,000 is $30.00, and $50,000 is $15.00. If you are a part of the district and you pay into the millage, your library card and services are free.

What will happen if I am not a part of the district? Can I still get a library card? Those who do not live within our district boundaries can still get a library card, but because they do not pay toward the millage, their library card will not be free. The cost of a library card for a non district member will be $30.00 for a year or $15.00 for six months for an individual card or for all cards issued to a family living at the same address.

What is required of me to get a library card? All patrons must provide proof of residence. Acceptable proof of residence is limited to: Driver’s License or State ID with current address, current utility bill, lease agreement, property deed, current tax receipt, or voter registration. Patrons under 18 years of age must have their application signed by parent or legal guardian of the minor. Parent must provide proof of district residence for free card. The person who signs the library card application for a child under the age of 18 years is responsible for any outstanding fines, bills or overdue material on the child's library card.

Can I get a free "Internet Only" card if I do not live in the district? Free "Internet Only" cards can be given to non-resident patrons who wish to use the internet, but do not wish to pay for a card or any patron who does not have proof of a current address. Patrons with "Internet Only" cards cannot check out any items from the library.

When did all of the district changes officially take place? The library did not see any funds from the millage or begin to make any official changes until January 1st, 2014.

What is the LDL "Internet Policy"? In order to allow patrons the opportunity to use library computers, individuals are limited to two logins per day. Initial login time is one hour, but this time can be extended to up to two hours provided at least two computers are available at Headquarters, or no one is waiting at our branch libraries. Patrons must be in good standing with the Lenawee District LIbrary to use library equipment.

What is the LDL "Unattended Child Policy"? The responsibility for the care, safety and behavior of children using the library rests with the parent/guardian or caregiver. A caregiver must be at least 16 years of age. Children through age 12 must have a parent or caregiver in the immediate vicinity unless they are participating in a library program. Parents are responsible for the actions of their children. Please contact your local LDL branch for full information on our "Unattended Child Policy".

Is the Meeting Room available for the public to use? Use of the meeting room is restricted to non-partisan, non-denominational, non-profit groups. Groups not affiliated with the Library are not permitted to sell goods or services, ask for donations, or charge admission. The meeting room is available for use only during library hours and must be open to the public. Please contact the Main branch for full information on our "Meeting Room Policy Guidelines".