Library Cards

Our libraries will issue cards to anyone who can prove they live, work, attend school, or own property in Dearborn Heights. A current driver's license is preferred, however, we will accept other forms of identification as proof of residency. We also honor library cards from other The Library Network (TLN) member libraries.

Dearborn Heights Residents Applying for a Library Card

A resident borrower must present picture identification with proof of current Dearborn Heights address such as a driver's license or State ID to get a card.  If the address on either of these pieces of identification is incorrect, a piece of mail or another official document will be accepted at the discretion of the Branch Librarian.

Non-Residents Applying for a Library Card

In order to apply for a card, a non-resident patron must live, work, own property, or go to school in the city of Dearborn Heights.

Minors Applying for a Library Card

A child under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to obtain a library card.  The parent must provide a valid driver's license or State ID and proof of current Dearborn Heights address.

Non-Resident Cards for Purchase

Michigan residents from non-TLN member areas or from non-reciprocating TLN member libraries are eligible to purchase a library card at $70 for an individual user for one year.

Patrons From Other The Library Network Member Libraries

Patrons who wish to use their library card from another TLN member library must have a card from their home library and be in good standing to access library services.

Additional Questions

If you have any questions about your eligibility for a library card or what types of documentation the library will accept for proof of eligibility, please contact us at 313-791-3800.