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Get A Library Card

Your library card works at all 19 locations as well as for our digital collections.


Online Self-Registration

You can register for a library card online and access our digital services without visiting a physical location. To qualify for online self-registration, you must:

  • Not currently have a Genesee District Library card, nor have signed up for a card in the past.
  • Live in Genesee County, but outside of the city of Flint. (Digital services for the city of Flint are provided by the Flint Public Library, and you can sign up to use their services online on the FPL website. Click here to go to their sign-up page.)
  • Be 18 years of age or older.

If you cannot find your card, or if your card is expired, you need to visit or call your local branch of the Genesee District Library, which you can find by clicking here.

If you meet the above criteria, you can click here to start the library card sign-up process.


In-Person Registration

Just download an application for a library card, fill it out and take it to any branch of the Genesee District Library.

Patron Registration Form: for individual patrons

Bag of Books Registration Form

  • Book Club Bag of Books: for adult book groups
  • K-12 Bag of Books: for classrooms and youth book groups. For more information, please contact Youth Services Librarian Marissa Boisclair at 810-230-3332.

For more information about the Bag of Books service, click here.

Homebound Registration Form: for people needing to receive materials at home. Register by calling (810) 732-1120 or download the application and send it to: Genesee District Library, Homebound Service, 4195 W. Pasadena Avenue, Flint, MI 48504.


Eligibility For Patrons Outside of the Genesee District Library Service Area

City of Flint residents and residents of any Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative (MMLC) service area may also may also have a free GDL card to check out physical items and use computers. Additionally, they have the option of paying for digital services for $10/month or $100/year.

Anyone outside GDL’s service area may purchase a non-resident card. Non-resident cards permit the holder to use all GDL materials and services with the exception of MeLCat. A non-resident card may be purchased for $10/month or $100/year.​