Library Card Eligibility
Library Cards are issued to all residents of YDL's service area, regardless of age. Anyone under 18 years of age is required to have a parent or guardian present to sign the library card application.
All patrons registering for a library card need to complete a Library Card Application Form. Patrons must register for their library card in person. The form is available online and may be filled out prior to coming to the library.
Residents of the City or Township of Ypsilanti, or Superior Township
To apply for a library card, stop by the checkout desk at any YDL location. You’ll need to bring valid photo identification (driver’s license, passport, state identification) with your current address. If you’ve recently moved or your identification does not reflect your current address, please bring an official piece of mail with your name and current address along with your picture identification.
Employees in our service area
If you work in our service area (Ypsilanti City, Ypsilanti Township or Superior Township) you are eligible for an Ypsilanti District Library card. You’ll need to bring current proof of your employment (recent paycheck stub or letter from your employer) along with a valid photo identification (driver’s license, passport, state identification) with your current address.
If you own property in our service area (Ypsilanti City, Ypsilanti Township or Superior Township) you are eligible for an Ypsilanti District Library card. You’ll need to bring current proof of your property ownership (for example, tax receipt for property or deed) and a valid photo identification (driver’s license, passport, state identification) with your current address.
The Ypsilanti District Library participates in The Library Network (TLN) cooperative. If your home library is part of TLN, and offers reciprocal borrowing privileges and you are a patron in good standing at your home library, you are eligible to use your card at any YDL location. To use YDL’s services (check out books, cds, and dvds; use the computers, etc.), you need to bring in your home library card along with valid photo identification (driver’s license, passport, state identification) with your current address. See the list of member libraries here. Participating libraries are marked with an asterisk (*).
Non-resident cards are available at $150 per year for those who do not live, work, or own property in our service area and do not qualify through TLN's reciprocal borrowing program.
Apply for a Library Card
To apply for a library card download this application form. You must register for your library card in person.
Changes to Your Library Card
It is the patron's responsibility to notify the library of any change of address. You may visit any checkout desk to update an address. Provide photo ID with current address (Drivers License, Passport, state ID) or an official piece of mail (utility bill) addressed to you.
Lost Library Cards
Notify the Library immediately if you lose your library card so that no one else will be able to use it. A lost library card can be replaced for a fee of $1. You will need to provide photo ID with current address (Drivers License, State ID, or Passport).
Library Card Renewals
Most library cards are valid for 2 years after the date of issue. If your library card has expired or is nearing expiration, you will be asked to present a valid picture ID with proof of eligibility to renew or reactivate your card. A new application is not necessary for renewal except in cases where the original card no longer has a record in our system.
Pin Number Information
What is a PIN?
A PIN number is a 4 digit number that provides an extra level of security and helps protect the privacy of your library information when using your library card to renew or reserve items or look up your personal information in our Catalog. You will be asked to choose a PIN number when you register for your card.
How can I change my PIN?
Logon to your account. Once you are logged in, click "My Account" at the top of our website. You may change your PIN in the Personal Information section of the Manage my account tab. Save your new PIN before moving on.
Why doesn't my PIN work?
Never created a PIN? When you first registered for your library card, your PIN was set to the last four digits of your phone number. If your phone number has changed, but our records have not been updated, your PIN may be out of date. Update your phone number by calling YDL at (734) 482-4110.
Forgot your PIN?
You can request that we reset your PIN to the last four digits of your phone number. You may change it later, if you like. Call YDL for assistance.