Requirements for Obtaining a Library Card: Non-Ferndale Residents
Non-residents may obtain a Ferndale Public Library card. Non-residents wishing to obtain a card must present a valid current State of Michigan driver’s license or State ID card with current address
Valid picture ID or passport and current lease or mortgage and utility bill with name and current address. Identification with post office box number only is not acceptable.
Non-residents who own property in the City of Ferndale may obtain a card. Valid proof of identify and a deed to the property owned or current property tax statement must be presented.
Non-residents employed in the City of Ferndale may obtain a card. In addition to valid proof of identity, a current pay stub showing the applicant’s name, address and place of business, or a letter from the applicant’s employer on employer letterhead documenting local employment must be presented. The library card issued will be valid only at the Ferndale Public Library.
Non-resident employees of the Ferndale Public Library may obtain a card regardless of where they live.
Non-resident students attending schools in the City of Ferndale may obtain a card.
Students must present proof of currently attending school in the City of Ferndale. Acceptable documents include a student ID card, a report card, a class schedule, and a letter from the school on school letterhead, signed by a teacher or principal.
If between the ages of 5 and 17, students must obtain a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature on the application. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for any library fines or fees accrued by the student.
Student cards are valid only at the Ferndale Public Library.
If an applicant resides in a community served by a TLN (The Library Network) member library, the applicant must obtain a card from that library. This card will allow the applicant full borrowing privileges at the Ferndale Public Library as well as at any other TLN member library.
Pleasant Ridge residents must obtain their library card from the Huntington Woods Public Library. (The two cities have a contract.)
Other non-residents may obtain a Ferndale Public Library card for a fee of $100.00 per family per year or $25.00 per quarter. All requirements above must be met to obtain a card.
Expiration of Cards
– Cards for City of Ferndale residents, non-resident Ferndale property owners, and FPL employees expire and must be renewed in one year from the date of their birthday.
– Cards for non-residents, non-residents employed in the City of Ferndale, and non-resident students expire and must be renewed in one year from the date of issuance.
– Cards may be renewed within 30 days of their expiration date.