Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library

How can I get a Belding Library Card?

Who can apply? 

Persons living in the Alvah N. Belding Library service area (City of Belding, Otisco Township, north half of Keene Township, and that portion of Orleans Township in the Belding School District) may apply for an Alvah N. Belding Library card.

library cardAdult Applicants must:

Present a valid Michigan Driver's License, Michigan Identification Card, or Resident Alien Card documenting identity and a current Belding street address. 

Student Cards:

  • All middle school or high school students who reside in the ANBL service area and can produce a valid picture school ID or other accepted form of identification as stated in the general rules for library card eligibility may apply for a student card. Applicants shall complete a Lakeland Library Cooperative Minor Library Card Registration form. The account will not accrue late fees, but the service level of the card will be limited to:
  • A student card may be upgraded to a full-service minor card when an adult library card holder whose card is in good standing signs for the student's card. A student library card will be upgraded to a full-service card when the student cardholder reaches 18 years of age.

Juvenile Applicants
(Minors under the age of 18)

  •  Juveniles may apply for a library card but must have a parent or legal guardian as a co-signer. The parent/legal guardian determines when his/her child is ready for the responsibility of a library card. 
  • The parent or legal guardian accepts all responsibility for the use of the card and any fines or fees incurred on the minor's card.
  • The parent/legal guardian must present a valid Michigan Driver's License, Michigan Identification Card, or Resident Alien Card with current address. 
  • If the parent/legal guardian has a library card, all overdue fines, fees, and charges must be paid in full in order to be a co-signer.
  • Both the parent/legal guardian and child must be present at the time of application and issue. Applications may not be taken home.

The fee for a lost or damaged card is $2.00.  All charges must be paid in full before a new card will be issued.

Persons residing outside the Belding service area must make application for a library card at their home library.