Library Card

District residents or property owners may get a library card at no cost, which includes access to all Portage Lake District Library materials, materials owned by Superiorland Library Cooperative libraries, items found in MeLCat, as well as free computer access and databases.

Active military members and their households are eligible for free library memberships.

Non-residents may purchase a card and receive full privileges at the Portage Lake District Library. Individual non-resident cards can be purchased for $110 per year. Family non-resident cards can be purchased for $155 per year. Additionally, non-residents may choose to purchase 3-month or 6-month memberships as well. Please view our Circulation Policy for more information about non-resident cards and rates. 

To verify your residence you must bring a valid Michigan Driver’s License, State ID or other official identification card with your name and current address on it. Please view our Circulation Policy for additional information regarding library card registration.

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Online Library Card Registration and Card Renewal

A library card is your ticket to the growing collections of print and digital materials and resources at PLDL. We are thrilled to offer the option for new users to sign-up for a full-access library card online. Fill out and submit the form below, and library staff will contact you soon to finish the registration process.

You can now also renew your library card online! Fill out and submit the form below, and library staff will contact you soon to finish the renewal process. This option is limited to district residents; if you are a non-district resident, you may call the library and renew your card over the phone.

Follow this link to our Online Registration Google Form*

*Note: At this time, a gmail account is required with this form. Please reach out to info@pldl.org if you would like assistance with a non-gmail account. 

Library Education and Access Program (LEAP) Cards

What can you do with a LEAP card? Every HPTS student can apply for a free public library card! Simply fill out our Google form and we will contact you when your card is ready.

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Ready to sign-up? Fill out our Google Form. Got questions? We are here to help!