Library Card

How do I get a library card?

If you are at least four years old and live in our service area or work full-time in Milan, you may get a free library card at our library. Our service area includes the city of Milan, Augusta Township, and the parts of York Township and Pittsfield Township that are in Milan Area School District.

You may also use your card from other MILibrary card participating libraries at our library.

Click here for everything you need to know about getting a library card.

Do I need my library card to check out items?

You should have your library card with you to check out items. If you forget your card, you may check out with your photo identification (or a child may have a parent and his or her photo identification.) If you lose your card, you may purchase a replacement for $2.

Can I access my account online?

You can view your account and reserve and renew items online with your library card number and password. Visit our catalog and your account here.

You may add an email address to your account to receive overdue and reserve notices by email. You may opt to receive weekly emails listing the items you have checked out and their due dates.

What can I check out and for how long?

With a Milan Public Library card, you may check out a total of 30 items per card. Within that total, you may check out:

Checkout limit
Checkout time
Total items

5 per subject
3 weeks
New adult fiction books
2 weeks
3 weeks
Youth magazines              
         3 weeks        
1 week
DVDs and Videos
4 fiction &
4 nonfiction
1 week
1 week
Youth encyclopedia sets
1 week

If you are using a MILibrary card, you may check out a total of 8 items per card including:
     6 print items (books and magazines)
     2 media items (DVDs, videos, CDs, and audiobooks)

Items may be renewed online, by phone, or in person. Items on reserve for another patron may not be renewed.
Can I check out eBooks & eAudiobooks?

You may use your library card to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. See instructions and view the catalog on the downloads page of our website or go directly to the catalog.

You may have a total of 8 eBooks or eAudiobooks checked out at one time. They are automatically returned after 14 days or you may return them sooner.

What are the late fees if I don't return an item on time?

Late fees are:
$1 per day on DVDs and videos
20¢ per day on all other items
$10 maximum on each item

Can I reserve an item if it is checked out?

You may reserve items that are currently checked out and will be notified when they are available.

Music CDs and fiction DVDs will be held for 24 hours. All other items are held for 7 days. Magazines may not be reserved.

What can I do if the library doesn't own an item?

Check our catalog first. If we don't have an item, you have three options.

MeLCat Interlibrary Loan
Items may be available from another library through MeLCat. To request an item, ask at the reference desk or see the MeLCat catalog. A Milan Public Library card is required to use this service at our library. Items requested usually arrive at our library in about one to two weeks.

MILibrary Card
You may check out items in person from other libraries that participate in the MILibrary card program. Ask us for a MILibrary card sticker on your library card to use your card at other participating libraries.

You may submit a suggestion for purchase to the library. Ask for a form at the circulation desk. We will consider these suggestions when ordering items for our library.

What else can I do with my library card?

MeL Databases

View the MeL Databases to access information for school research or personal interest. View animated picture books, read newspaper and magazine articles, view or listen to multimedia reports, see photos, and more. You may search any database or select “kids” or “teens” on the left column to view databases relevant to you. You will need to enter your library card number (or a Michigan drivers license number) to access the databases.

Additional Programs

You may use your library card to check out free admission to state parks through the Michigan Big Green Gym program (available seasonally) and free or reduced admission passes to museums and other cultural institutions through the Michigan Activity Pass program.

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