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Library Cards

Library card applications may be obtained at any Detroit Public Library location or downloaded from the Library’s website.

All applicants must present one of the following:

  • Michigan Driver’s License
  • Michigan State Identification Card
  • Detroit Municipal Identification Card
  • Current U.S. Passport (must also show proof of residency)

Detroit Residents

If you live in Detroit or Highland Park or attend a Detroit school, you can get a temporary library card number by filling out the online form below. 

Next, bring valid identification to any library location to complete the registration process.

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Non-Detroit Residents

Non-Residents also have options for obtaining a Detroit Public Library card.  

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Company Cards

Is your company located in Detroit?  Learn how to apply for a Company Card.

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Access Your Account

Do you already have a Detroit Public Library card?  You can access your account to view loans, holds or fines.

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