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 ID 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 an annual 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 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) AV Materials

Interloan (MeL) Non-AV Materials

2 Weeks

4 Weeks

HCDL District Residents Only 70 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 to 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

Library Fees

Overdue/Lost Materials Fee
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
Individual $30.00
Family $90.00

Non-Circulating Items

  • Current issues of magazines in Reference

  • Laptops

  • Microfilm

  • Newspapers

  • Reference materials