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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. Library cards are issued at the circulation desk. A valid ID showing your current Waterford or Lake Angelus address is needed at the time of registration. If your ID has not been updated or if you have not yet received your Michigan ID, we will accept documentation showing that your own or reside in Waterford or Lake Angelus or a utility bill dated within the last 30-days. All documentation must be in your name and show your current address.
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). The parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of registration. In situations a parent is unable to bring the child into the library, a signed application giving permission for the minor to obtain a library card may be used. Parents and legal guardians are responsible for items checked out on their children’s accounts and any fees incurred.
It is a good idea to have your library card in case out 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 that reside in a community whose library is a reciprocating member of The Library Network (TLN) cooperative can use their home library card at the Waterford Township Public Library. In some circumstances, a 30-day temporary card can be issued to residents of such reciprocating communities to allow time to get a card from your home 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.
Yes, tell the clerk at the Circulation Desk that you are going on vacation, and will need the materials for a specific period of time. Most of the time we can accommodate your request, depending on the length of time requested, the popularity of the item or items, and whether or not they are owned by our library. If the item was interloaned from another library, you will have to request a longer loan period through the owning library.