Checkouts, Renewals, Holds and MeLCat
|Patron Type||Status||Card Expires||Number of Checkouts||Brandon Renewals||Brandon Holds||MeLCat Holds||**MeLCat Renewals|
|Residents||3 years||100 items*||2||Yes||Yes||1|
|Non-Residents||1 year||100 items*||2||Yes||Yes||1|
|1 year||100 items*||2||Yes||Yes||1|
|1 year||100 items*||2||Yes||Yes||1|
|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.
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 that library participates 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.