Library Cards

Any resident of Genesee County, Tyrone Township, Deerfield Township, or Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative (MMLC) service area may obtain a Genesee District Library Card. Any Genesee County property owner (excluding cemetery plots) may obtain a library card with proof of ownership.

Cards may be acquired by going to any of our locations, and filling out a Patron Registration Form. People under the age of 18 must have a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature. A valid form of photo identification with your current address is required (for example: driver’s license, government-issued photo ID).

GDL cards last three years and then a GDL staff member will need to verify your current address and renew the expiration date on your card; this change is effective January 1st, 2014. This renewal is done for free, simply a valid form of photo identification and your current address. You may be required to fill out a registration form, if one is not on file for you.

GDL cards are provided for free to qualified patrons. If you have lost your card, there is a $2 replacement fee.

Although City of Flint residents pay taxes that support the Flint Public Library, they may also have a GDL card, gaining free access to printed books, movies, CDs, computer use and programming. In addition, City of Flint residents can have access to GDL’s digital library (OverDrive) and MelCat for $10/month or $100/year.

A non-resident who is not eligible for a GDL card, or who wishes to upgrade from limited to full privileges, may purchase a non-resident card. Non-resident cards permit the holder to use all GDL materials and services with the exception of inter-library loan. A non-resident card may be purchased for $100 per year, or at the rate of $10 per month.

Please Note: Treat your Library Card like you would a credit card. You will be held responsible for any fines or fees associated with this card. If your card is lost or stolen, please report this to the Genesee District Library immediately so we may disable that card.

For security and privacy reasons, GDL patrons must use their own library cards to check items out, use our public computers and wireless network, or for any other library service that requires a library card.