Cards and Fines

Checkouts, Renewals, Holds and MeLCat

Patron Type Status Card   Expires Number of Checkouts Brandon Renewals Brandon Holds MeLCat Holds **MeLCat Renewals
  • Brandon Township
3 years 100 items* 2 Yes Yes 1
  • Students***
1 year 100 items* 2 Yes Yes 1
  • Works In
1 year 100 items* 2 Yes Yes 1
  • Purchased Card
1 year 100 items* 2 Yes Yes 1
  • TLN Members
3 years 10 2 3 No No
  • MILibrary Card           (includes Holly)
1 year 10 2 3 No No
  • Temporary Card****
6 months 100 items* 2 Yes Yes 1

 

 

Please note, even if an item is renewable, if there is a hold placed on the item, the item will NOT be renewed.

*Limit 10 audio/visual items (including DVD, CD and Audiobooks)

**Please note, only one renewal is allowed for MeLCat books.  Audiobooks may or may not be renewed; it is at the discretion of the lending library.  DVDs are NOT renewable.

*** Non-resident student cards are $6.00.

**** Clearwater Campground residents

 

Fees and Fines

All patrons checking out materials must have a valid Brandon Library Card or MILibrary sticker, with no outstanding fines over $10.00.  Library services will be blocked if a patron exceeds $10.00 in fines.

Reserved materials may be picked up only by the patron for whom the material was reserved.  The library card under which the item was reserved must be used at checkout.

Material                  Loan Period             Fine/Day                 Max Fine                 Replacement Cost                 

DVDs                        7 days                       $1.00                      $10.00                     List Price

All other                  3 weeks                    $ .25                       $5.00                       List Price

 

 

Lost or Stolen Card

Please report a lost or stolen card immediately to the library staff either in person or by phone at 248.627.1460.  Replacement cards are $1.00.

 

Library Cards

Who is Eligible for a Library Card?

Patron Card: Any resident of or property owner in Brandon Township.

Works In Card: Upon proof of employment, available to any individual who works or owns a business in Brandon Township.  Library privileges are restricted to the individual only; family members do not qualify for library privileges.

Student Card (Non-Resident): Individuals who attend K-12 school in, but do not reside in, the BTPL service area are eligible.  Students must have a library form filled out by the school indicating that they are a student.  There is a $6.00 fee for a student card.  Library privileges are restricted to the individual only; family members do not qualify for library privileges.

Purchased Card (Non-Resident): Available to any individual who does not live, work, or own property in Brandon Township and is not a resident of a community entitled to reciprocal borrowing privileges through membership in The Library Network (TLN).

  • Individual Cards cost $100.00 per year
  • Family Cards cost $150.00 per year

MILibrary Card: Any individual who lives in Michigan and is not eligible for a resident card may use their home library card, (if the that library participate in the MILibrary card program) to set up a restricted library account at BTPL.

  • MILibrary patrons must provide their library card (with a MILibrary card sticker affixed), which we will add to our BTPL database to provide restricted library services to them.
  • MILibrary cards are not eligible for interlibrary loan privileges with MeLCat.

 

TLN Home Library Card: Any individual who lives in The Library Network (TLN) service area and is not eligible for a resident card may use their home library card to set up a library account at BTPL.

  • TLN patrons must provide their library card, which we will add to our BTPL database to provide library services to them.
  • TLN home library cards are not eligible for interlibrary loan privileges with MeLCat.

 

What You Will Need to Get a Library Card

A library card application must be filled out for new library card holders.  The card owner (or parent/guardian in the case of a minor) is responsible for all materials borrowed on the card and agrees to abide by library policies.

A state-issued picture ID with your current address is required.  We can also accept a state-issued picture ID with official mail addressed to you at your current address (e.g. a utility bill or a tax receipt from the township or village).  Children with no picture ID will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.