How Do I?

Residents of Burns, Caledonia, Hazelton, Perry, Shiawassee, Venice Townships, and the cities of Corunna and Perry can obtain a Library Card for free.  Residents of contracted service areas in Maple Grove Township can purchase a Library Card for an annual fee of $35.00. Non-residents can purchase a library card for $55.00 annually.

A reciprocal borrowing agreement between Community District Library and Genesee District Library, Baker College, and Vernon District Library will allow patrons to borrow materials free of charge.

Students who attend school in the DL service area may but live outside of the district can get a student card limited to checkout 5 items at a time and will expire annually.

A photo ID with a current address is required.

Books, audiobooks and magazines checkout for 14 days. DVDs and music CDs for 4 days. Items can be renewed by phone, online, or via the library app Valcat.

CDL is a fine-free library!

  • After 21 days, overdue items will be considered “lost,” and the account blocked until the items are returned.
  • After 31 days, accounts owing more than $25 in lost fees are sent to collections and billed a $10 collection fee and replacement fee. Once items are returned, the replacement fee will be removed.

You will need a valid Community District Library card and pin. The pin is the last four digits of your phone number. Place holds on materials by using the Valcat app, online, or by visiting or calling any branch location during business hours.

The Library will notify you by your preferred method of either text, email, or phone when your requested items are available at your pickup location. You may also check the status of holds and view other library card information online in My Account or via the Valcat app.

Materials will be kept on the hold shelf for 5 days from the date they are received. DVDs will be held for 3 days.

Search MeLCat to request items through the Michigan statewide interloan. Items will be delivered to the branch of your choice free of charge.

If you can’t find what you need, please submit a purchase request and it will be reviewed for possible purchase.

Go here to view checkouts, renew items or cancel holds. You can also change holds notification options, update an email address or change your PIN.  Your assigned PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number on record.