Here’s how to apply for an Ann Arbor District Library card remotely
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ANN ARBOR – Although all of Ann Arbor District Library’s physical locations are closed for the foreseeable future, patrons can still get library cards remotely.
Having a library card unlocks access to AADL’s vast digital resources, which include:
- Creativebug video arts and crafts classes
- Video streaming -- BBC nature documentaries, anyone?
- Consumer Reports database
- Genealogy databases and resources
If you are a resident within the Ann Arbor Public Schools district (with the exception of Northfield Township), or if you are a teacher or a student at AAPS, you are eligible for a free library card.
Not sure where you fall? Use this map to see if your address is in the AADL district.
Here’s how to get a card remotely if you’re in the AADL district:
- Download and fill out the library card application
- Scan or take a photo of your ID with your address listed, or a school ID or email showing AAPS school affiliation
- Email the completed application and proof of address to email@example.com
AADL will send your new library card number via email and will send your physical card in the mail at a later date. Online cards can be used for six months. After your card expires, you’ll need to go to a physical AADL location to get your card extended for another two years.
Not eligible for a free library card?
For those living outside the district, a fee-based card is available for $150 a year.
Applying for a fee-based card is the same as the process listed above. Once you apply, AADL will apply the charge to your new account in the full amount or in 3-month installments of $37.50.
Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, text 734-327-4200 or call 734-327-4200 from noon to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
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