Library of Michigan
All Michigan residents are eligible for Library of Michigan (LM) library cards. Out-of-state students enrolled in a Michigan college or university are also eligible. Employees of the State of Michigan, please scroll down to Notes section.
This library card is your key to:
Michigan residents may apply for a LM library card one of two ways:
1. Apply 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. Applicants are required to show a valid Michigan driver's license or state ID card with current address. Out-of-state college students enrolled in a Michigan college or university may use their valid driver's license from their home states in combination with their current student ID card from a Michigan institution. The Library building is CLOSED during the COVID-19 crisis, so only option #2 below is currently available in order to obtain access to online resources.
2. Residents age 18 and over may apply online by completing the form below. We will mail your new library card to you. During the COVID-19 closure, we will email the card information to you, and mail the card later. You can then use it to access our Family History e-resources here: https://www.michigan.gov/familyhistory. If you wish to check out items at the Library of Michigan (when we reopen), you will need to present your Michigan driver’s license or state ID card at that time for verification, to complete your registration.
Employees of the State of Michigan, please apply for your library card at https://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,9327,7-381-88856_89615---,00.html.
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.