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Library Cards

Chesterfield Township Library cards are free for adults and children who live in Chesterfield Township. Learn more about all the benefits, resources and services available with a free library card.

To register for a free library card in person, please visit the Library during regular operating hours.
To register for a free library card online, please click here.

Everyone, with or without a library card, is able to use physical materials in the Library during regular operating hours.

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The Chesterfield Township Library issues 4 types of library cards:
1. Full service resident card: Free to any resident living or owning a business in Chesterfield Township and to active personnel stationed at Selfridge Air National Guard Base and their families living at the same address. Proof of residency or ownership is required. Renewable every 3 years.

2. Full service non-resident card: The fee for full borrowing privileges to all Suburban Library Cooperative libraries is $200.00 per person. Non-resident library cards must be renewed each year on the contract renewal date. 

3. Online Resource Card: For a fee of $100.00/person with proof of current residency. Usage is limited to the online resources of the Chesterfield Township Library. This card is restricted solely to the library's online services; it does not provide access to any other library privileges. Online Resource cards must be renewed each year on the contract renewal date.

4. Virtual Library Card: Free to all elementary through high school students in Chesterfield Township. Students are granted access to public library resources and services using the student's school ID number as their public library card number.

SERVICES TO NON-RESIDENTS
The Chesterfield Township Library provides four types of non-resident service to patrons who support a state accredited home library where they reside. Non-residents must use their home library card for these services. Non-residents services do not include the library’s online resources.

1. Courtesy Service: Provided at no charge to persons who work in Chesterfield Township and live in a community that supports a state accredited library, upon current proof of current employment and residency. These individuals are eligible to use their local library card at the Chesterfield Township Library. Borrowing privileges will be limited to the holdings of the Chesterfield Township Library. Non-residents services do not include the library’s online resources. Courtesy service is renewable on an annual basis.

2. MILibrary: Provided at no charge to persons living in communities participating in the MILibrary program. These individuals are eligible to use their local state accredited library card, upon proof of current residency, at the Chesterfield Township Library and any of the Suburban Library Cooperative libraries that participate in the MILibrary program. Borrowing privileges will be limited to checkout of print materials only. Nonresidents services do not include the library’s online resources. MILibrary service is renewable on an annual basis.

3. Non-Resident Service: Provided for a fee of $50.00 per individual for persons that live in a community that supports a state accredited library. These individuals are eligible to use their local library card, upon proof of current residency. Borrowing privileges are limited to the holdings of the Chesterfield Township Library. Non-residents services do not include the library’s online resources. Local non-resident service must be renewed each year on the contract renewal date.

4. SLC Temporary Card: The Suburban Library Cooperative Temporary Library Card will be issued to patrons living within the SLC service area but that have not yet obtained a library card from their home library. This temporary card is good for one visit, which allows for up to three items to be checked out, and no item renewals.