All CADL branches will be closed for Christmas Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25.
A CADL card is the key to unlocking valuable library services, including public computers, WiFi, eBook downloads and a large collection of books, movies, music and more.
Cards are free to children and adults who live in our service area. Businesses and institutions are also eligible. Anyone living outside our service area may purchase a card for an annual fee.
Review a list of cities and townships that are included, and those not included, in CADL's service area.
With a current, valid library card, you may check out items, download digital books, and use public computers at any CADL branch.
Use your CADL card to check out or renew library items. Up to 50 items may be checked out at one time on one card, with these limits:
Additional limits may be set for high demand items or special collections.
Many items can be renewed and kept past the original due date. This can be done at the library, over the phone, or online. Even items that are already overdue can often be renewed, although fines will be charged for the number of days they were overdue.
Some items cannot be renewed, including those that other people have placed on hold. In that case the item will be due on the original date.
In addition to checking out items, use your CADL card to:
When you apply for a library card, you will be asked how you'd like to receive messages or alerts—by phone or by email. You will be contacted when:
In addition to your primary method, you may also choose to get text alerts. You don't need a smartphone—just a cell phone that can accept text messages.