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Library Card FAQs

1. Who may sign up for a FREE library card at Milan Public Library?

You are eligible for a free card if you are at least 4 years old and live:

  • inside the city limits of Milan
  • in Augusta Township
  • in the part of York Township that is in Milan Area Schools
  • in the part of Pittsfield Township that is in Milan Area Schools

You are also eligible for a free card if you work full time in Milan or own property in Milan.

Kindergarten through 12th grade students who do not live in our service area and are enrolled in Milan Area Schools are eligible for a student library card from our library.

2. What do I need to do to get a library card?

If you are 18 or older, bring your photo ID and proof of your current address. If your current address is on your drivers license or state ID, that is all you need.

If you are 4 – 17, bring a parent or legal guardian with the adult’s photo ID and proof of current address.

If you work in Milan (but don’t live in our service area), bring photo ID, proof of your current address, and proof of full time employment in Milan (e.g. a pay stub).

If you are applying for a student library card, bring proof of enrollment in Milan Area Schools, your parent or legal guardian, and the adult’s photo ID and proof of current address.

3. What if I live in Monroe County (outside the Milan city limits)?

You may get a library card and MILibraryCard sticker from any branch of the Monroe County Library System and then use that card to check out items from our library.  See a list of their branches and contact  information here and information about getting a card from Monroe County Library System here.  Ask them for a MiLibraryCard sticker on your library card.  Bring your Monroe County Library card with a MiLibraryCard sticker and the information in #2 above to use your card at our library.

4. What if I live somewhere else?

If your home library participates in the MILibraryCard program, ask them for a MILibraryCard sticker on your library card from them. Then bring your library card with the MILibraryCard sticker to us and you may use it to check out items at our library.  Follow the instructions in #2 above to use your card for the first time at our library.
See a list of libraries that participate in the MILibraryCard program here.

5. What if none of the above apply to me?

You may receive a library card for $100 per year per family. Everyone in your household will have full check out privileges.

6.  What can I check out with my library card?

With a Milan Public Library card, you can check out up to 30 total  items with a maximum of:
30 books
8 magazines
8 audiobooks
8 music CDs
4 fiction DVDs
4 nonfiction DVDs
2 jigsaw puzzles
1 mobile hotspot (adult cards only)

Using a MILibraryCard from another library, you can check out a maximum of:
6 print items (books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles)
2 audiovisual items (audiobooks, DVDs, CDs)

Using a Milan Public Library Student card, you may check out a maximum of:
3 print items (books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles)
1 audiovisual item (audiobook, DVD, CD)

If you have any questions, please call us at 734-439-1240 or email .