Get a Card

Get a Card

Get a 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 valid legal ID may be issued a temporary card and a letter will be sent home for the parent’s authorization.

APPLY FOR A LIBRARY CARD

Resident: Troy residents or property owners may get a library card with full privileges which includes 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 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)

Teacher: Teachers from public and private schools, licensed child care centers, and special education programs located within Troy are eligible for a Teacher Card. Stop by or call for details about special privileges associated with Teacher cards.

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.  Residents of reciprocal borrowing communities must have a good standing form completed by their home library. 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 Township   Clarkston   Clawson 
Commerce Township   Dearborn Heights   Huntington Woods   Independence Township 
Keego Harbor   Lake Orion   Lathrup Village   Madison Heights 
Oakland Township   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.

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