Welcome to the wonderful world of libraries – where your library card is your ticket to the past, the present and the future!
HOW TO OBTAIN A LIBRARY CARD
All residents and property owners in Bruce Township, the Village of Romeo, and Washington Township are eligible for a Romeo District Library card. Your Romeo District Library card will be good at public libraries in Macomb County, the Harper Woods Public Library, and the Troy Public Library – all the libraries of the Suburban Library Cooperative.
If you do not live in the Village of Romeo, Bruce Township or Washington Township you will need to obtain a library card from your home library, which is usually the library nearest to where you live. Contact your home library for further information.
To obtain your card you will need to show or do the following:
- PROPER IDENTIFICATION – if you are an adult (18 years or older) you will need to show a current photo ID from the following list:
- Driver’s license
- State ID
- VERIFY RESIDENCY – you will need to show proof of where you live. Show something from the following list:
- Driver’s license or state id with current address
- Current property tax receipt
- Current rent receipt
- Current automobile registration
- Current utility bill
- Out-of-state driver’s license in combination with other verification listed here showing current address
- PLEASE NOTE – residency requirements are based on property taxes and NOT the school district. There is a special tax levied for the library that is included in with property taxes.
- (Residents who do not live in the Village of Romeo, Bruce Township or Washington Township should contact their home libraries for information.)
- APPLICATION – you will need to complete a library card application form. DOWNLOAD FORM HERE. You will also complete the application process and receive your card at the circulation desk.
- Fill out the front of the library card application form if you are an adult and you are applying for a card for yourself. (All adults MUST apply for their own cards.)
- If you are applying for a card for anyone under 18 years of age you will need to fill out the front of the library card application with the child’s information and the back of the form with your information. You must be the child’s parent or LEGAL guardian (if legal guardian you will need to show guardianship papers). You will also need to show proper identification and proof of residency (see #1 and #2 above). REMEMBER – you are signing to be responsible for anything checked out on that card. There is also a section on the application form to add the name of a family member granting the library permission to give them information about overdue items, fines, etc. on that child’s card.
- A separate application form must be completed for every library card.
- Give the application form, along with your proof of identification and proof of residency to a staff member at the circulation desk.
- Your information will be entered into the computer system. Staff will check to make sure you do not already have a card in the system.
- You will be given a library card, a pin number and some information about the library.
PLEASE NOTE – family members CANNOT use each other’s cards to check out. You must use your own card.
If you are not a resident of Bruce Township, Washington Township or Romeo, or of one of the member communities of the Suburban Library Cooperative, please ask us about MiLibraryCard and Non-resident cards.
The Clinton-Macomb Public Libraries, Harrison Township Library and Troy Public Library ARE part of the Suburban Library Cooperative, but they use a different computer system from the rest of the cooperative. If you wish to use their libraries you will need to re-register at those libraries so they can add your information into their computer system.