Library Card & Lending

How do I get an AHPL library card?

Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Auburn Hills can get an AHPL library card at our Circulation Desk!
Auburn Hills residents will be asked for proof of identification (driver’s license, passport, school ID) and current residency (voter registration, current utility bill, etc). If you work in Auburn Hills, you will be asked to provide proof of identification and proof of your employment within Auburn Hills. If you go to school in Auburn Hills, you will need to show proof of identification and proof of your school enrollment.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany minor children that are applying for a library card. An Information Release Form is now available to parents/legal guardians of minor children. With this signed release on file, we will be able to release information about the child’s library record to the parent/legal guardian. The staff at the Circulation Desk will be happy to help you with the release form.

Circulation Loan Policy

MATERIAL TYPELOAN PERIODITEM LIMITRENEWALSOVERDUE 
FINES
MAXIMUM
FINES
Books3 weeksnoneyes$0.15/day$5.00
Adult New Fiction2 weeksnoneyes$0.15/day$5.00
Large Print New Fiction2 weeksnoneyes$0.15/day$5.00
Adult New NonFiction3 weeksnoneyes$0.15/day$5.00
Teen, Tween, and Youth New Books3 weeksnoneyes$0.15/day$5.00
Magazines1 weeknoneyes$0.15/day$5.00
Audiobooks3 weeksnoneyes$0.15/day$5.00
Nonfiction Blu-ray & DVDs3 weeksnoneyes$1.00/day$15.00
New Blu-ray & DVDs                                 
(TV, animation, and movies)
1 week5/cardno$1.00/day$15.00
Feature Film Blu-ray & DVDs1 weeknoneyes$1.00/day$15.00
New Music CDs1 week5/cardno$1.00/day$15.00
Music CDs1 weeknoneyes$0.15/day$5.00
New console video games                                      
(PS4, Xbox1, Switch, 3DS)
1 week2/AHPL cardno$1.00/day$15.00
Old console video games                                        
(PS2, PS3, Wii, WiiU,  Xbox360, DS, GameCube)
1 week2/cardyes$1.00/day$15.00
Board Games2 weeks2/AHPL cardno$1.00/day$15.00

What can I do with an AHPL library card?

What can I do through the Online Catalog?

  • Renew materials
  • Place holds on items
  • Check the status or cancel your holds
  • Check item due dates
  • Setup notification preferences
  • Pay fines with credit or debit cards
  • Reset or change your PIN

How can I request materials?

  • Online, through the Online Catalog
  • In person, with a librarian at the Information Desk
  • Over the phone, by calling 248-364-6706

How can I renew materials?

  • Online, through the Online Catalog
  • In person, at the Circulation Desk
  • Over the phone, by calling 248-370-9466

What is a library card PIN?

Your PIN is your account’s password. Your PIN is needed to place holds, renew materials, and use the Online Catalog. If you are unsure of what your PIN is, you can call us at 248-370-9466, stop by the Circulation Desk, or use the Online Catalog to reset it.

Libraries with Restrictions

If you are a member of a library with restrictions, you will be limited to 10 items checked out at a time. In order to checkout materials at the Auburn Hills Public Library, we will need to verify that you are in good standing at your home library. This verification will need to be renewed every year. To avoid late fees, do not return items from these libraries to the Auburn Hills Public Library.

Ann Arbor District Library
Baldwin Public Library (Birmingham)
Bloomfield Township Library
Canton Public Library
Dearborn Public Library
Farmington Community Library
Farmington Hills Public Library
Fowlerville District Library
Grosse Pointe Public Library
Hamburg District Library
Hartland Cromaine Library
Howell Carnegie District Library
Independence Twp. Library (Clarkston)
Northfield Twp. District Library (Whitmore Lake)
Orion Township
Pinckney Community Public Library
Plymouth District Public Library
Rochester Hills Public Library
Saline District Library
Southfield Public Library
St. Clair County Library
Washtenaw County Library
West Bloomfield Library
William P. Faust Public Library of Westland
Ypsilanti District Library

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