Library Card


Who May Get a Card?

District residents, businesses, and property owners may apply for a KPL card at no charge.

Reciprocal Card
Some nonresidents may apply for a reciprocal KPL card at no charge, including seniors, aged 65 and older, who reside within Kalamazoo County.

Nonresident Fee Card
Other nonresidents may choose to pay an annual fee for a KPL card with full patron privileges. This card may be used by all family members in one household for one year.

How to Apply

Adults and children over 12 must present photo ID and proof of current address to receive a library card. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guidelines.


Report a Lost or Stolen Card

  • Call 269-553-7806 or visit any KPL location.
  • Replacement cost: $1.00 

Renew Your Card

Library cards expire every year on the date they were created. Library staff must verify your current address, phone number, and email address (if applicable) to renew your card.

  • Fines and fees must be paid in their entirety prior to card renewal. 

You will not be able to place a hold or check out an item until you renew your card.

Using Your Card

You may use your card at every library location. You may also check out materials from area libraries that offer reciprocal borrowing. You are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card.