Obtaining a Library Card: michigan.gov/librarycard

Residents of Michigan and students at Michigan colleges and universities are eligible for Library of Michigan library cards. This card allows the holder to check out materials from the Library of Michigan’s circulating collections as well as borrow materials through MeLCat, Michigan’s statewide library catalog and borrowing service.
Library cards can be obtained in the manners described below.

State Government Employees

State of Michigan government employees may apply for library cards online (see form below) or in person at the Library’s 2nd floor Reference Desk. The Library building is open Monday – Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

All Others

Michigan residents and non-resident college students may apply for a library card in person at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library. Applicants are required to show a valid Michigan Driver's license or state ID card. Out-of-state students may use their valid driver's license from their home states in combination with their current student ID card.

If you have questions, please contact the Reference Desk at 373-1300 or email circulation@michigan.gov.

The Library of Michigan complies with the guidelines set forth by PA 455 of 1982 (Michigan Compiled Laws 397.601- 397.605: The Library Privacy Act), regarding confidentiality of patron records and circulation transactions.



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Updated 09/21/2016