Dearborn Heights Libraries

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Library Policies

How to Get a Library Card

Library cards are issued to:

  • Residents of Dearborn Heights

  • Dearborn Heights property owners

  • Students of schools located in Dearborn Heights

  • Individuals who work in Dearborn Heights


Non-residents may purchase a library card for $70 per person per year.

How to Get Your Card
Our libraries will issue cards to anyone who can prove they live, work, attend school, or own property in Dearborn Heights. A current drivers license is preferred, however, we will accept other forms of identification as proof of residency. We also recognize cards from other The Library Network Libraries. To find out if you qualify for a library card, please contact us for details.

Loan of Materials
Upon obtaining a library card, a patron can borrow materials from the library. The first card is always free, a replacement card is available for a $2 charge.

Placing Holds
Our library card is honored at over 60 other libraries. These libraries are part of The Library Network cooperative. If an item is not present at the library, we can often borrow it from another library when it is available. Non-resident cards are not accepted at other The Library Network locations.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items
In order to keep items available for other users, we charge fines to discourage excessive use. To avoid these fees, a patron can login to My Account and renew online on or before the due date. Login requires a library card number and PIN. New registrants will have 1234 as their default PIN. It is recommended that this PIN be changed in the My Account settings. Patrons can also renew materials via our Automated Phone Renewal system at (888) 672-8983. A numeric PIN is required.

Library Fines
Fines can be paid by cash or check at either of our library locations or online by credit card logging into the library card holder's account at Library Account.

DVDs/Video Games

$1.00 per day

Books/Magazines

CDs/Audiobooks

$0.10 per day

Children's Books

$0.05 per day