Any resident of the City of Flint or the State of Michigan may apply for a Flint Public Library card. A current Driver’s License or State of Michigan Identification card must be shown. People under the age of 18, who do not have their own Michigan Driver’s License or Identification Card, must have a parent or legal guardian present to get a card at the time that they apply. Applications are accepted at the Checkout Desk until 30 minutes before closing time. Please visit the lobby to fill out an application or download and print ahead of your visit.
No current ID, or you’ve not yet updated your address? No problem! We can issue you a library card or renew your regular card as an E-Card temporarily until you bring in your ID. Your E-Card gives you access to library computers and all of our electronic resources available anywhere any time, including downloadable books and audiobooks. The only thing you cannot do with an E-Card is check out materials. When you have a valid ID, just return to the Checkout Desk and we can convert your E-Card to a full service library card.
Your library card is for your use only. It is nontransferable. You are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card.
No one is permitted to use or receive information about another person’s library card without written consent from the cardholder. We have a process for giving this written consent and recommend it especially for parents overseeing their children’s cards. Ask at the checkout desk for assistance with Consent Forms.
Most materials (books, CDs) may be borrowed for three weeks. DVDs may be borrowed for seven days. At checkout you will receive a receipt listing your due dates. You can sign up to receive e-mail and/or text checkout receipts, reminders of upcoming due dates, and overdue notices.
Fiction DVDs and items on hold may not be renewed. Nonfiction DVDs may be renewed for one additional week. All other items may be renewed for an additional three weeks. Renewals may be done in person or online at the My Account section of the catalog.
A fine of $.10 per day is charged for most overdue materials. Overdue DVDs are $.50 per day. Children are not fined for overdue materials.
There are some limitations on the number of items that may be borrowed at one time. 4 DVDs at a time; 6 CDs/CDWs; 2 Launchpads (only adults may check out Launchpads) and 20 items max at a time. No additional materials may be checked out if $5 in fines are owed or if six (6) items are overdue.
Materials may be returned at any time to the drive-through drop box along Crapo Street.
Replacement costs and a processing fee will be charged for all lost or damaged materials.
Report a lost or stolen card immediately. You are responsible for all items checked out on a card until you report it. Inform the library of any changes of address, telephone number, or email address.
Failure to comply with the Library’s stated rules and policies may result in removal from library property and/or loss of library privileges.
Library computers are available for use by cardholders and guests. In order to use a Library computer, users must agree to the Library’s Internet Use Policy (link at bottom of this page).
To use the computers, you will need
Saving your work
Printing your work
Wi-Fi is available through the Library for use with mobile devices. Mobile device users must also comply with the Library’s Internet Use Policy (link at bottom of page). Staff can provide information on Wi-Fi login and printing, or see the Wi-Fi icon on our home page.