Any person wishing to obtain a library card must provide acceptable proof of residence, which 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 a parent or legal guardian. Parent must provide proof of district residence for free card.


Is there a fee for the library card?

Depending on where you live within our district boundaries will determine if you are required to pay a fee.  Those within our district boundaries receive a free card because their property taxes go towards the millage that supports the library.  Those outside of the district will be required to pay a fee.  Our price is $15.00 for six months or $30.00 for a year.  That fee covers everyone that resides in the household. 


How do you determine who is in the district?

We use a website called FactFinder that helps us find where addresses fall in the boundary.   We first check the "county subdivision" and then the "School District (Unified)".  Those in the following county subdivisions are considered a part of the district and receive a free card:

Adrian Township (except those in Tecumseh Public Schools)
Cambridge Township
Clayton Village
Deerfield Township
Dover Township (except those in Hudson Public Schools)
Fairfield Township
Franklin Township (except those in Tecumseh Public Schools)
Macon Township (except those in Tecumseh Public Schools)
Madison Township
Palmyra Township (except those in Blissfield Community Schools)
Raisin Township (except those in Tecumseh Public Schools)
Ridgeway Township (except those in Tecumseh Public Schools)
Rollin Township (except those in Hudson Area Schools)
Rome Township
Seneca Township (Sand Creek Schools only)
Tecumseh Township (except those in Tecumseh Public Schools)
Woodstock Township


Can I apply for a library card online?

No.  Because we require proof of residency (and sometimes payment for membership), patrons are not allowed to apply online.


What if I do not wish to check out items but only use the Internet? 

For those wanting to only use the Internet, we offer free "Internet Only" cards.  You can get one of these cards even if you do not live within the district.