Library Cards

A library card is available free of charge to all individuals who show proof of residency within our service area. Library Service Area changes.

Library Card Application (PDF) - Print and bring to library with your proof of residency.

Acceptable proof of residency:

  • City or township tax bill
  • Drivers license with local address
  • Lease agreement
  • Utility bill with your local address - power, water, cable

Grace A Dow Memorial Library Service Areas

Now until August 31, 2019

In Bay County:
All Areas

In Clare County
City of Clare
Grant Township

In Clinton County
Victor Township

In Genessee County
All Areas

In Ingham County
All except the City of East Lansing

In Isabella County
City of Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant School District
Coe Township
Fremont Township
Rolland Township

In Lapeer County
All Areas

In Midland County:
City of Coleman
City of Midland
Edenville Township
Geneva Township
Greendale Township
Homer Township
Hope Township
Ingersoll Township
Jerome Township
Larkin Township
Lee Township
Lincoln Township
Midland Township
Mills Township
Mt. Haley Township
Warren Township

In Oakland County
Groveland Township
Holly Township
Rose Township

In Saginaw County:
City of Saginaw
City of Zilwaukee
Buena Vista Township
Carrollton Township
James Township
Kochville Township
Saginaw Township
Tittabawassee Township
Zilwaukee Township

In Shiawassee County
All areas except Fairfield Township and Middlebury Township

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Grace A Dow Memorial Library Service Areas

Beginning September 1, 2019 

  • City of Midland
  • Edenville Township
  • Greendale Township
  • Homer Township
  • Hope Township
  • Ingersoll Township
  • Jerome Township
  • Larkin Township
  • Lee Township
  • Lincoln Township
  • Midland Township
  • Mills Township
  • Mt. Haley Township

LIBRARY SERVICE AREA CHANGES  
(FOR NON-RESIDENTS)

If you do not live in an area that pays taxes to fund the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library your Library card will expire September 1, 2019.

Michigan Library Law states that all Michigan residents are to have access to Library Services.  If you live in an area that does not pay taxes towards the Grace A. Dow Library, check with your township supervisor or local municipality to identify the library system it funds.

Patrons outside of our legal service will still have the following available:

  •  Attend any of our programs
  • Enjoy our materials while visiting the Library
  • Request our materials through MeLCat from your home library


Service Areas for Neighboring Libraries

Bay County Library System

  •  All Bay Country residents

Public Libraries of Saginaw

  • City of Saginaw, City of Zilwaukee, Buena Vista, Carrollton, James, Kochville, Saginaw Township, Tittabawasee, and Zilwaukee Townships

Coleman Area Library

  • City of Coleman, Geneva Township, Warren Township

Howe Memorial Library

  • Jasper Township, Porter Township


Non-Resident Library Cards for the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Still missing what the Grace A. Dow has to offer? Consider purchasing a library card.  A one-year membership to all the materials, electronic resources and databases is available for $75 (per household) through December 2019. It will increase to $125 in January 2020 to better match what legal service area residents pay in taxes.