Get a Library Card

Any resident of the State of Michigan and all employees of the State are eligible for Library of Michigan library cards.

This card allows the holder to

  • Check out materials from the Library of Michigan’s circulating collections
  • Borrow materials through MeLCat, Michigan’s statewide library catalog and borrowing service, for pickup at the LM or delivery to one’s office via ID Mail
  • Access online resources especially for state employees

State of Michigan government employees may apply for library cards online by completing the form below or in person at the Library’s 2nd floor Reference Desk. The Library building is open Monday – Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

If you have questions, please contact the Reference Desk at 517-335-1477 or email

The Library of Michigan complies with the guidelines set forth by PA 455 of 1982 (Michigan Compiled Laws 397.601- 397.605: The Library Privacy Act), regarding confidentiality of patron records and circulation transactions.

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