CLARKSVILLE AREA LIBRARY

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Your Library Card & Account

HOW TO GET A LIBRARY CARD

Persons living in the Saranac Public Library or Clarksville Area Library service area (Village of Saranac, Boston Township, Campbell Township, portions of Berlin Township and Keene Township) may apply for an Saranac Library card.

Adult Applicants must:
Present a valid Michigan Driver's License, Michigan Identification Card, or Resident Alien Card documenting identity and current street address.

If the address on the proof of identification described above is not currently valid, a one-time, 30 - day temporary card may be issued if  two of the following additional proofs verify the current address: 

  • Utility company bill in the applicant’s name with current address received in the past two months.
  • Second utility bill in the applicant’s name with the current address received in the past two months.
  • Voter’s registration in the applicant’s name with current address
  • Printed checks in the applicant’s name with current address
  • Hospitalization or insurance card in the applicant’s name with current address
  • Recent local property tax bill in the applicant’s name with current address.

Juvenile Applicants (Minors under the age of 18)

  • Juveniles may apply for a library card but must have a parent or legal guardian as a co-signer. The parent/legal guardian determines when his/her child is ready for the responsibility of a library card.
  • The parent or legal guardian accepts all responsibility for the use of the card and any fines or fees incurred on the minor's card.
  • The parent/legal guardian must present a valid Michigan Driver's License, Michigan Identification Card, or Resident Alien Card with current address.
  • If the parent/legal guardian has a library card, all overdue fines, fees, and charges must be paid in full in order to be a co-signer.
  • Both the parent/legal guardian and child must be present at the time of application and issue. Applications may not be taken home.

Person residing outside the Saranac or Clarksville service area should make application for a library card at their home library.

LOST OR DAMAGED LIBRARY CARD

The fee for a lost or damaged card is $2.00.  All charges must be paid in full before a new card will be issued.

MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT

BORROWING LIMITS

You may borrow material from any Lakeland Library Cooperative member library.  Although, books must be returned to the library you checked them out from.

PLACING HOLDS

Holds can be placed by logging in to "My Account" on the card catalog.  A 15 hold limit on material is in place at this time.  Holds must be picked up at your home library.

RENEWING YOUR BORROWED ITEMS

Renew items by logging in to "My Account" on the card catalog.  You may renew by phone by contacting the Saranac Public Library or Clarksville Area Library staff. 

LIBRARY FINES

Library fines are accrued at $0.15 per day overdue on books, magazines, audiobooks, and sound recordings.  Library fines on videos and dvd's are accrued at $1.00 per day overdue.