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Dryden Township Library

Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card

Any person residing in the Village or Township of Dryden, or the surrounding areas in Lapeer County may apply for a library card.  Any person outside of Lapeer County may apply for a library card, but will have limited borrowing privileges.

How to Get Your Card

 A patron registering for a Dryden Township Library card will be asked to provide the following information: name, address, telephone number, a driver’s license, or Michigan identification card.

The fee for a lost or damaged card is $1.00.  All charges must be paid in full before a new card will be issued.

Children Under the age of 18

Children under the age of 18 who are residents of Dryden Township are eligible for a library card.  They must apply at the Library while accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with proof of residency within Dryden Township.  To obtain a card for the child, for which they'll be responsible, the parent or guardian's library account must be in good standing with the Library (all fines and fees are paid in full). The Parent or Guardian must co-sign for the library card and they will be responsible for all debts/obligations/fines incurred by their child and for the return (or loss) of materials borrowed by their child. The parent or guardian of the minor who has borrowed property from the library shall be deemed responsible to be the person to whom the property was lent.  Both parents may (but shall not be required to) co-sign for the minor.  Adopted June 10, 2015

Circulation of Material and Loan Period

Any registered patron who is in good standing may check out materials from the Dryden Township Library.

You must use your own library card to check out all materials. You may not loan your card to another patron to use.

Standard Loan Periods: The standard loan period for books and audiobooks is three weeks. Magazines and music cd's are one week, and dvd/vhs movies are three days, with a limit of 3 dvd/vhs checkout per family.

Newspapers and reference materials do not circulate.

Placing Holds

Materials can be reserved for patrons who are in good standing. The patron will be called on the telephone when the item is ready to be checked out. After the telephone call the item will be held for seven days. If the item is not picked up within that time period, the item will either be returned to the shelf, or will go to the next person on the reserve list.

Renewing Your Borrowed Items

You may renew your items either by phone (810-796-3586) or in person, dvd/vhs movies are not renewable.

There is a limit of one renewal on any item, as long as there is no reserve on it. An item that has a reserve on it will not be renewed. An overdue item may be renewed as long as there is no reserve on it, however the overdue fine amount is still due and should be paid upon return of the item.

Library Fines

Library Patrons will be charged overdue fines for  materials that are kept beyond their due date.  A fine of .10 per item, per day will be accrued on each book, audiobook, magazine, and music cd for every day that it is overdue. A fine of $1.00 per item, per day will be accrued on each dvd/vhs movie for every day that it is overdue. Patrons with overdue items or fines will not be allowed to check out any other materials until all overdue items are returned and fines have been paid.

Overdue Materials

Materials that are six weeks overdue will be considered lost and the patron will be charged the replacement cost of the materials. If the item cannot be replaced, or a replacement cost cannot be determined, the default prices as set up in the computer system will be charged.

Bill for Replacement

Six weeks after the due date the item is considered lost and a bill is submitted to the patron for the replacement cost of the material.

Damaged Materials

If an item is damaged to the extent that it can no longer circulate , the patron is responsible for the replacement cost of the item.

Refund for Bill for Replacement: A patron who pays for a lost item may have the cost of the item refunded, if the item is returned within 30 days and is in good condition. The proof of payment must accompany the material.