Who is eligible for a library card?

Any resident of or property owner in Independence Township or the City of Clarkston over the age of 5. You are also eligible for a card if you work in Independence Township.

What you'll need to get a library card

A state issued picture ID with your current address on it. We can also accept a state issued picture ID with official mail addressed to you at your current address (like a utility bill or a tax receipt from the township). Children with no picture ID will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Those that are employed in the township will also need to show a recent paystub to prove employment.

Non-Resident Cards

If you are not eligible for a library card as a resident, you may be able to use your library card from your local library! We belong to The Library Network and Michicard. If your local library is a member of either of these groups you can check items out. You just need to have your home library card (with a Michicard sticker affixed if you are coming from a Michicard library) and your driver's license/state ID.

Lost or Stolen Card

Please report a lost or stolen card immediately to the library staff either in person or by phone at (248) 625 - 2212. Replacement cards are $1.00.

New Patron Brochure

All this information is available in our circulation brochure, found here

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Use OverDrive to borrow free eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video. Check out up to 6 items at a time or place holds for up to 10 items.

What You Need

  1. Your Library card issued by CIDL

Get started with OverDrive with the following guides:


Visit Hoopla and instantly borrow free eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV shows. Everything found on hoopla can be accessed immediately. There are no holds or waitlists! You can check out a total of 5 items each month.

What You Need

  1. Your Library card issued by CIDL
  2. A web browser, smart phone or tablet (not compatible with eReaders)
  3. This handy guide

Open Hours

Monday 10:00 - 9:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 9:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 9:00
Thursday 10:00 - 9:00
Friday 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday 1:00 - 6:00
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