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How to get a library card

Who may get a card?
Cards are free to children and adults who live in our service area. Our service area includes the city of Buchanan, Buchanan Township, Bertrand Township, and Buchanan School District.

How to apply
Come into the library and bring a valid photo ID such as a driver's license, state ID card, Government-issued ID card including military ID, or a Passport. You must also show proof of residency if the current address is not listed on your photo ID. Proof of residency can be a utility bill (phone, electric, water), mail with a recent postmark, vehicle registration or proof of insurance, or a checkbook that has both your name and address. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be linked to their library account.
Report any Lost or Stolen Cards to 269-695-3681.
Card Replacement cost is $2.00  

Not from Buchanan?
Patrons of Berrien Springs, Eau Claire, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Watervliet, and Galien libraries with valid library cards may use their library cards at Buchanan District Library.

You also may purchase a library card subscription for $50 a year. This entitles you and your household to the full rights and privileges of Buchanan cardholders including interlibrary loan, Overdrive e-books, and Freegal Music.

Renewing your card
Library cards expire once a year and must be renewed in person. Bring your current photo ID with proof of residency. You will not be able to place a hold,  check out an item, or use our electronic resources until you renew your card.