Need to renew your card? Just come to any desk, and bring something with your current address!
Want to renew online? Just send your card number and current address to email@example.com!
WHO'S ELIGIBLE FOR AN AADL CARD
If you live within the Ann Arbor Public Schools boundaries (with the exception of Northfield Township), or if you are a student or teacher at AAPS, you may obtain a resident library card with no fee.
Not sure if you're eligible? Find out if your address is in the AADL district by using this map.
If you're in the AADL district, here's how to get a card:
1) Fill out our library card application. You can get one at any desk, or download it and fill it out in advance.
2) Bring your application to any AADL desk along with a photo ID and some document showing your local address.
3) Not able to come in to the library? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Library cards are good for 2 years and can be renewed by showing proof of local address.
Not eligible for a free card? If you don't live within the district, but still want to get an AADL card, a fee-based card is available for $150.00 per year. Just bring in an application and photo ID. You can pay for a year up front, or 3 months at a time for $37.50 each time.
If you have any questions or concerns, email email@example.com, text us at 734-327-4200 or call 734-327-4200 from noon-6pm weekdays.
There are thousands of reasons to get an AADL card, but here are a few highlights!
Instant Access to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal
Enjoy instant access to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal with your AADL card! Digital versions of the print editions, plus access to The New York Times Magazine and WSJ Magazine.
Get access to libraries full of audiobooks and audio content through OverDrive and AADL-licensed content. All genres—including new releases and classics—including a giant collection of L.A. Theatre Presents performances of plays like August: Osage County, A Room with a View, and more!
Books for all ages, through OverDrive and licensed through the AADL (including 826Michigan, Cherry Lake Publishing, Project Gutenberg, Wayne State University Press, and more), for Kids, Teens, or Adults.
In addition to hundreds of AADL-produced event video that anyone can watch anytime, cardholders can stream a collection of documentaries right from the catalog, including local documentaries, short films, and nature documentaries from the BBC.
Sleeping Bear Press
Our friends at Sleeping Bear Press rushed a collection of their most recently published ebooks into our catalog for users to read and download right in the comfort of their own homes. Unlimited access!
Creativebug for Arts & Crafts
AADL has licensed Creativebug for use by all Library card holders. Creativebug offers more than 1,000 award-winning video classes on painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more, taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Consumer Reports database is available to AADL cardholders. Read reviews and ratings on products, cars, and various services as well as articles from current and past magazine issues.
Genealogy Databases and Resources
Access to historical records, newspaper databases, obituaries, and more.