Get a Library Card
Apply for Library Card
To register, you must supply a valid Michigan Driver’s License or State ID with your current address listed. If you do not have this you must bring a photo ID or passport AND one of the following: home contract/purchase agreement, current property tax statement, current utility bill, current car registration or dated lease agreement.
Applicants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will become the responsible party and give permission for the child’s library card. A minor applicant with a valid legal ID may be issued a temporary card and a letter will be sent home for the parent’s authorization.
Resident: Troy residents or property owners may get a library card with full privileges which include access to all Troy Public Library-owned materials, materials owned by Suburban Library Cooperative libraries, and items found in MeLCat, as well as free computer access and databases.
Work: Those who work in Troy may get a library card which will allow access to all Troy Public Library-owned materials as well as free computer access and databases. Proof of employment is required.
School: Those who attend a public or private school in Troy may get a library card with one of the following:
- Student ID with Troy school address
- Proof of enrollment with school address (recent report cards are accepted)
Relationships with Other Libraries
SLC: Residents of Suburban Library Cooperative communities have access to all Troy Public Library-owned materials and free computer access. You will be required to provide your home library card to complete the registration process. The list of communities and their associated library can be found in the link above.
Reciprocal: Residents of the following communities have access to all Troy Public Library-owned materials as reciprocal borrowers. You will be required to provide your home library card to complete the registration process. These communities include:
|Berkley||Beverly Hills||Bingham Farms||Birmingham|
|Bloomfield Hills||Bloomfield Twp||Clarkston||Clawson|
|Commerce Twp||Dearborn Heights||Huntington Woods||Independence Twp|
|Keego Harbor||Lake Orion||Lathrup Village||Madison Heights|
|Oakland Twp||Orchard Lake||Orion Township||Ortonville|
|Pleasant Ridge||Rochester||Rochester Hills||Royal Oak|
|Southfield||St. Charles||Waterford||West Bloomfield|
If your city is not listed, please call the Troy Public Library at 248.524.3538 to verify your eligibility.
Non-resident: Those who do not qualify for any other card may purchase a card for $200 per year and receive full privileges at the Troy Public Library and the rest of the Suburban Library Cooperative libraries.