Salem-South Lyon District Library (SSLDL) library cards are free for anyone who lives, works or owns property in the City of South Lyon, Salem Township or Green Oak Township. There is a limit of one library card per person.
Adults ages 18 and older can apply in person for an adult library card.
Children and Teens, age birth to 17:
Teachers can obtain a library card with proof of employment with the South Lyon School District.
Non-Residents can obtain a library card for $130/family/year.
Families who live in Lyon Township can purchase a "Summer Pass" for $32.50 per family from June 1 - August 31. A valid library card from your home library, the Lyon Township Public Library is necessary.
To obtain a library card, you will need one of the following:
If your address is not current on one of the items above, a second piece of ID is required:
The address on any bill must match the address on your library card application and can be no older than three (3) months.
Cards expire annually. You must come to the library and provide acceptable ID when renewing your library card.
Report your lost or stolen library card immediately. You are responsible for any items borrowed on your card. To replace your card, you must show acceptable ID.
You are responsible for the materials you borrow. You will be assessed fees if your materials are overdue, damaged, incomplete or lost. SSLDL suspends borrowing privileges when your fines and fees exceed the the $10 threshold. You can restore your borrowing privileges once your account falls below the $10 threshold.
You can borrow:
SSLDL is a member of The Library Network, allowing patrons with a library card to check-out material from more than 50 ther locations. To learn more, click here .
Most items that you check out can be renewed as long as the item you are trying to renew is not on hold by another patron and you have not exceeded your allotted renewal $10 threshold.
There are four ways to renew:
Return materials in person or by using our drive up book drop. We also have a drop box conveniently located at Centennial Farms.
Any material that has multiple parts (e.g. audiobooks, DVD sets) must have all parts in place at the time of return (including returns in book drops). SSLDL reserves the right to charge the full amount of the item for incomplete or missing items.
All materials are due back by the date indicated at the time of checkout or renewal. You will accrue extended use fees if you return your material after the due date. Overdue notices are sent by email or regular mail. Notices of items coming due are sent to those that select email as their primary form of contact. To ensure compliance with the Michigan Library Privacy Act, MCL 397.602(2)(i), SSLDL cannot provide any information about library records over the telephone.
Extended use fees accrue per item, per calendar day, even when SSLDL is closed - holidays and Sundays are excluded.
SSLDL suspends borrowing privileges when your overuse fees exceed the $10 threshold. You can restore your borrowing privileges once your account falls below the threshold.
Unreturned materials are eventually “billed” to your account. You cannot place holds, renew materials or check out new materials until the billed items has been returned or paid for. If you return a billed item, an extended use fee will be assessed (see extended use fee above). SSLDL utilizes a collection agency to assist in recovering lost/stolen materials.
Customers who have lost or damaged library material will be charged the full amount of the library material.
You can pay extended use fees using the following methods:
The library accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
Look at the due dates for each individual item on the receipt provided to you at checkout.
Remember to renew your items before they are due. If you receive courtesy notices, you should renew your items immediately to ensure that the material is not on hold for another patron and that you will not have to return it.
You are responsible for all material checked out on your card. Do not let anyone use your card and do not divulge your PIN  to anyone. Report your lost or stolen library card immediately.