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Apply for a Library Card

Library Cards are available to:

  • All property owners and residents of the Saline Area School District for free.
  • Educators who work in the Saline Area School District are eligible for an Educator Card for a yearly fee of $15.
  • School of Choice students who attend Saline Area Schools are eligible for a Student Card for a yearly fee of $25.

Those who not eligible for the above can get a Non-Resident Family Card for an annual fee of $150. If a library card is lost/stolen, it is important to report it right away. A replacement card will be assigned at no charge.

If you meet the requirements above and are at least 18 years old, click on the button below to apply for a library card. Once you have filled out the application, you will receive a temporary barcode number so that you can place holds on items. In order to complete the application process and check out items you must bring a valid form of residency verification (such as driver’s license, mortgage or lease, tax receipt, utility bill, etc.) to the library or email a copy to our Support Services Manager, Arlene Wall, at arlene@salinelibrary.org. You will receive your library card with your full barcode number after your address is verified.

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Renew a Library Card

Resident library cards need to be renewed every 2 years (yearly for all others). To do so, please bring a valid form of residency verification to the library or email a copy to our Support Services Manager, Arlene Wall, at arlene@salinelibrary.org. All outstanding charges must be paid in full prior to library card renewal.

Pay Outstanding Charges Online

Saline District Library makes it easy to pay outstanding charges on your account online. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover card payments. Any library account with outstanding charges of $25.00 or more will temporarily forfeit library borrowing privileges until the library items are returned and outstanding charges are paid.

Borrowing Limits

Item
Days
Borrowing Limit
Auto Renew
Books
28
30
yes
High Demand Books, Audiobooks, or Music CDs
14
Per item type
no
High Demand Books (Over 500 pages)
28
30
no
Audiobooks & Kits
28
10
yes
Music CDs
28
30
yes
Magazines
7
10
yes
DVDs & Blu-Rays
7
10
yes
ETC Collection
14
2
no
Mobile Hotspots
14
1
no ($25 reset fee if late)
Interlibrary Loan Items
28 (or as lending library requires)
70
yes

*The maximum number of items charged to a single card at one time.

Note: Most items will automatically renew one time if they have not been requested by another patron. Please review your notices and online account for verification of renewal.

Library Accounts & Borrowing

Overdue Items

  • SDL does not charge late fees for overdue items. If an item is 7 days overdue, the library user will temporarily forfeit library borrowing privileges until the item is returned.
  • The library user will be billed for a replacement cost 21 days after the item is overdue. This charge will be waived if the item is returned within 30 days of the billing date.
  • Any library account with outstanding charges of $25.00 or more will temporarily forfeit library borrowing privileges until the library items are returned and outstanding charges are paid.
  • All outstanding charges must be paid in full prior to library card renewal.

Library Card Password/PIN

You will need a password/PIN to access your library account online and to access some of our online resources. We recommend a number 4-8 digits long for ease of access across multiple resources. If you don’t already have a password or have forgotten yours, you can log in to your account and click on “Forgot your password?” to create or reset one.

Catalog Requests

Saline District Library patrons may place a request for an item in the library’s catalog using their library barcode number and password. Please be aware that “available” items may be checked out before staff is able to fill requests. Items will be returned to the shelf if not picked up in 7 days (10 days for MeL Interlibrary Loan items).

Reading History

If you would like to have a record of all the items you check out maintained on your library account, log in to your account and go to the Reading History tab. Click on Change Preferences and check the box to begin maintaining a permanent reading list. Please note that library staff are unable to access your permanent reading list.

Lucky Day Collection

Lucky Day books and movies are purchased for high demand titles and paid for by the Friends of the Library. They are available for checkout on a first come, first served basis, and are not included in the holds queue. Lucky Day items cannot be held or renewed and the fine for overdue items is $.50 per day. The checkout period is 2 weeks for books and 1 week for DVDs. Lucky Day copies are located on the New shelf and are indicated in the catalog with [Lucky Day] in the title.