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Yes, tell the clerk assisting you before check out that you will need materials for a longer period of time. Most of the time we can accommodate your request, depending on the length of time requested, the popularity of the item(s), and whether or not they are owned by our library. If the item was inter-loaned from another library, you will have to request a longer loan period through the owning library.
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You need to be a resident of or own property in Waterford Township or Lake Angelus in order to obtain a Waterford Township Public Library card. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, library cards are only being issued remotely at this time. To register for a library card, contact our Circulation Services Coordinator, Jonathan Deahl, at 248-618-7678 or complete this form.
All cards registered after May 29, 2018 have an assigned PIN of the last four digits of the telephone number that was provided upon registration. If you cannot remember your PIN, please contact the library at 248-674-4831 and press 2 to speak with a member of our Circulation Department. Staff will need your library card number in order to look up and modify account information.
The decision to sign a minor up for a library card is at the discretion of the child’s parent or legal guardian (guardianship papers required at time of registration). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, library cards are only being issued remotely at this time. To register your child for a library card, contact our Circulation Services Coordinator, Jonathan Deahl, at 248-618-7678 or complete this form.
It is a good idea to have your library card in case our computer system is ever down and we are operating in our offline back-up mode. However, most of the time, we can call up your account using a valid photo ID.
Residents outside of the Waterford and Lake Angelus area cannot apply for a Waterford Township Public Library card. However, if the library in your community is a reciprocating member of The Library Network (TLN) cooperative, your home library card can be used at the Waterford Township Public Library. For information on whether or not the library in your community is a member of our cooperative, please visit The Library Network website.
Yes, you may return items to another library in The Library Network cooperative. One consideration to keep in mind when returning items to a library other than where they were originally checked out is that not all library utilize the same computer system. Patrons returning materials to a library that does not directly link with us could see a delay in the check-in process resulting in fines.
If a Waterford item is checked out and lost, we will not ask you to pay any overdue fees associated with that item at the time of payment. If materials borrowed for you from another library are lost, the decision to bill your account for the lost item and overdue fees is at the discretion of the owning library for that material.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the library is not currently accepting donations.