The Library’s collections are available to all persons for use within the building. Full service is offered to residents, property and business owners within the library district which is similar to the boundaries defined by the Howell Public School System. Special cards for non-residents are available for a fee. We also participate in reciprocal borrowing with libraries in The Library Network.

To get a library card:

  • Apply in person and present official I.D. with name and current address.
  • Those under 18 years old require parent / guardian signature.
  • Your card is free if you are a Howell School District resident or if your home library is a member of The Library Network, otherwise there is a charge of $30 per individual card or $90 per family.
  • Your card is free if you work for a local Howell-area business. Proof of employment is required.

Loan Policies

Loan Periods and Restrictions

Material TypeLoan PeriodBorrowersRestrictions
Books, Audiobooksthree weeksAll Patronsno limit
Book Club Kitsfour weeksAll Patrons1 per card
DVDs, Blu-Raysone weekAll Patronsno limit
Hooked on Phonics, Discovery Packsthree weeksAll Patronsno limit
Hooplaone weekHCDL District Residents only5 items per card, per month
Interloan Materialsthree weeksHCDL District Residents only50 items per card
iPadsthree weeksAll Patrons1 per card
Magazinesthree weeksAll Patronsno limit
Musicthree weeksAll Patronsno limit
Non-Circulating ItemsIn Library OnlyAll PatronsIn Library Only
Popular Magazinesone weekAll Patronsno limit
Overdrive/LibbyvariesAll Patrons10 per card
Seasonal Materialsone weekAll Patronsno limit
STEM and Early Literacy Kitsone week All Patrons1 per card
WiFi Hotspotsthree weeksHCDL District Residents Only1 per card

Library Fees

Overdue/Lost Materials
Overdue notice for DVD/Blu-Ray - charged after 3 days overdue and again after 7 days overdue for each item every time an overdue notice is sent$1.00
Overdue notice for all other material - charged after 9 days overdue and again after 19 days overdue for each item every time an overdue notice is sent$1.00
Processing fee - for each LOST item, added to the replacement cost of material$5.00
Replacement of AV case$3.00
Replacement of lost borrower's card$1.00
Lost or damaged material, charged after 2nd overdue noticeReplacement cost + processing fee
Out of Area Borrowers Card

Non-Circulating Items:

  • Reference materials
  • Newspapers
  • Microfilm
  • Current issues of magazines in Reference
  • Laptops