Library Cards

Value

With a Waterford Township Public Library card, one has access to both a physical collection and downloadable eContent.

Materials to Borrow

  • In-house 
  • The Library Network (TLN) member libraries
  • Interlibrary loan from The Library Network (TLN) libraries and MeLCat, a statewide system that includes university libraries

Computer Access

  • MS Office Suite
  • Full color printing (5 pages free/day
  • Easier access to online databases in library
    • AllData Auto Repair Info
    • Ancestry

Online Database Access from Home

  • Consumer Reports
  • Reference USA
  • NoveList
  • Tumblebooks

eContent

Access a variety of materials from the comfort of your home or favorite vacation spot via Hoopla, RB Digital, and Overdrive/Libby.

  • eBooks, fiction and non-fiction
  • eMagazines
  • eAudiobooks
  • Downloadable music
  • Streaming videos - both movies and TV shows

Applying for a Library Card 

Only residents of Waterford or Lake Angelus are eligible for a Waterford Township Public Library card.  

Adult Residents

A valid picture ID showing the resident's current Waterford or Lake Angelus address is needed. A current utility bill or official document stating that one rents or owns property in the Waterford or Lake Angelus area may also be used if your picture ID has not been updated.  All bills and documentation must show the applying resident's name.

Youth Residents

Residents under the age of 18 are able to get a library card at the request of their parent or legal guardian (guardianship papers required).  The parent or legal guardian must possess a valid picture ID showing their current Waterford or Lake Angelus address.  A current utility bill or official document stating that property is owned or rented in the Waterford or Lake Angelus area may be used if your picture ID has not been updated.  All bills and documentation must show the applying resident's name.  If another member of the household or family friend is bringing the child to the library or if they are visiting with a school, the parent or legal guardian may print and complete the Child's Library Card Application (PDF) and send it in with the child.

What I do not live in Waterford or Lake Angelus?

Residents outside of the Waterford and Lake Angelus area that reside in a community with a member library of the The Library Network (TLN) shared system need only get a library card from the library in their community.  Once registered at the library in your community, your library card it may be used here.
The Library Network Member List and Phone Directory

Can my library card be used at another library?

Yes. A valid Waterford Township Public Library card may be used at any library in The Library Network (TLN) shared system.  If you plan on visiting a member library that does not directly link with us, it is recommended that you contact that library prior to your visit to inquire about their reciprocating borrowing privileges and computer access policies.
The Library Network Member List and Phone Directory

Searching the Online Catalog

Search for materials or view your account via our web catalog from home, school, office, or mobile device.

Forms & Applications