3.1 Borrowing Privileges

3.10 General Borrowing Privileges

Residents of the District and of the counties with library membership in the Northland Library Cooperative are eligible to apply for a borrower’s card. Residents of our contiguous counties of Leelanau, Benzie and Wexford will be eligible for a TADL library card. Outside of these areas, existing library card holders will be able to maintain their cards, but no cards will be issued to new patrons from those areas.

We do not distinguish between a children’s card and an adult card. Children are permitted to borrow any type of library material.

3.11 Account Required

An established account is required in order to borrow materials from the Library.  You may use a card issued by the Library or use your valid Michigan Driver’s License or Michigan ID card to establish your account.  If you forget your card, you may still borrow using a valid Michigan driver’s license or Michigan ID.  You may borrow up to three items with any other current picture ID.

3.111 Proof of Eligibility and Local Address

Proof of eligibility must be provided in order to apply for or renew a borrowing card.  Procedures for proving eligibility shall be established by the Circulation Department and approved by the Director.

3.12 Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing privileges will be suspended for accounts with more than ten overdue items or with owed fee balances of $10.

3.13 Non-Resident Cards.

Annual Non-resident cards are available for $100 per household.  A card for six months or less is available for $50 per household. A Non-Resident is defined as persons who are not eligible for borrowing privileges as set forth in 3.10. All applicants are required to show proof of their identity and provide their current address before a card will be issued. Non-residents will not have access to electronic materials or interlibrary loans. The fee must be paid by cash or credit card at the time the card is issued. TADL will only issue one card per household.  A “household” includes all the persons who occupy a housing unit as their usual place of residence.


Approved June 16, 2011 / Revised December 16, 2011 / Revised October 18, 2012 / Revised August 18, 2016 / Revised November 21, 2019 / Revised February 20, 2020 / Revised May 21, 2020