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 Periods and Restrictions
|Material Type||Loan Period||Borrowers||Restrictions|
|Books, Audiobooks||3 Weeks||All Patrons||No Limit|
|Book Clubs in a Bag||4 Weeks||All Patrons||1 per Card|
|DVDs, Blu-Rays||1 Week||All Patrons||No Limit|
|Early Literacy Kits||3 Weeks||HCDL District Residents Only||1 per Card|
|Games||1 Week||All Patrons||No Limit|
|Hooked on Phonics, Discovery Packs||3 Weeks||All Patrons||No Limit|
|Hoopla||1 Week||HCDL District Residents Only||6 Items per Card, per Month|
|Hot Spots||3 Weeks||HCDL District Residents Only||1 per Card|
|Interloan (MeL) Materials||3 Weeks||HCDL District Residents Only||50 Items per Card|
|iPads||3 Weeks||All Patrons||1 per Card|
|Launchpads||3 Weeks||All Patrons||No Limit|
|Magazines||3 Weeks||All Patrons||No Limit|
|Music||3 Weeks||All Patrons||No Limit|
|Non-Circulating Items||In Library Use Only||All Patrons||In Library Use Only|
|Popular Magazines||1 Week||All Patrons||No Limit|
|Overdrive/Libby||Varies (1-3 Weeks)||All Patrons||10 per Card|
|Seasonal Materials||1 Week||All Patrons||No Limit|
|STEM Kits||1 Week||HCDL District Residents Only||1 per Card|
|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 notice||Replacement cost + processing fee|
|Out of Area Borrowers Card||Fee|
- Current issues of magazines in Reference
- Reference materials