How to get a Library Card

Adult residents or property owners in the Village or Township of Spring Lake or Crockery Township can get a library card by visiting the Checkout Desk and providing verification of their identity and current address. 

The easiest way to provide verification is by presenting 1 of these 3 pieces of ID. The ID must be valid with the current street address.

  • Michigan Driver’s License
  • Michigan Identification Card
  • Resident Alien Card

If a person does not have a card meeting the above requirements, they can still get a library card by providing a document from each list below.

List One:

  • Above listed photo ID
  • Employment ID
  • School ID
  • Out-of-state driver’s license
  • Passport

List Two: Documentation must have the applicant’s name and current address on it.

  • Voter registration card
  • Recent utility bill
  • Hospitalization, insurance card or automobile registration
  • Printed check
  • Recent local property tax bill

Juvenile Library Cards

Any patron under the age of 18 (except for emancipated minors) is welcome to get a library card with their parent/legal guardian’s permission.

Both the child and the parent/legal guardian must come to the library to apply for a juvenile card.  The parent/legal guardian must present verification from the above requirements.

Replacement Cards

If you lose your library card, please notify the Checkout Desk immediately. Replacement cards are available for $2.00.

Use your SLDL card

Accessing your SLDL Account

Using your card number, you can login to view features of your account:

  • See checked out items
  • See items on hold
  • Renew items
  • Place, freeze or cancel holds
  • See & pay any fines or fees applied to the account
  • View your Reading History (You must opt in to enable this feature.)
  • Set up email or text notification of holds, due dates, and overdue materials

Want to log in & don’t have a PIN yet? Enter your desired PIN then choose Submit.

Borrowing & Returning

  • A total of 100 items can be checked out at any given time
  • A total of 15 DVDs or Blu-Rays can be checked out at any given time
  • A total of 25 music CDs can be checked out at any given time

Overdue Fines

$.15/day
Most materials

$1/day
Feature DVDs & Blu-Rays

$10/day
iPads & other technical equipment

Loan Periods

Overnight
Current issues of magazines

7 days
DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, iPads & other equipment, reference books, past magazine issues

21 days
Books, audiobooks

Returning Library Materials

Only books and other materials checked out from our library can be returned to our library.

Can’t return the book during open hours? All books returned to the after-hours book return to the west of the library entrance will be checked in on the next day we’re open.

iPads and other equipment must be returned to a library staff member at the Checkout Desk.