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How do I get an AHPL card?

Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Auburn Hills can get an AHPL library card at our Circulation Desk!

We are now offering library card signup online! Click here to fill out our online form and gain access to everything the library has to offer!

If you live in Auburn Hills… you will be asked for proof of identification and proof of residency.
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 be asked to show proof of identification and proof of your school enrollment.
If you’re a minor…a parent or legal guardian must accompany you to apply for a library card.

What can I do with my AHPL card?

Where can I use my AHPL card?

You can use your card at any library in the TLN network, including Rochester Hills Public Library, Pontiac Public Library, Waterford Public Library, and more. Some libraries will have restrictions on which items you can check out and may require you to verify that your account is active at AHPL before you can use their library. For a full list of TLN libraries, please click here. Additionally, Auburn Hills residents are eligible to receive a MI Library Card sticker, allowing them to use any MI Library participating location. Please see the Circulation Desk for more information about MI Library. A full list of participating MI Libraries can be found here.

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, 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 888-672-8983

What is a library card PIN?

Your PIN is your library 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.

How long can I check out items?

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$0.15/day$5.00
Music CDs1 weeknoneyes$0.15/day$5.00
New console video games                                      
(PS4, Xbox1, Switch, 3DS)
1 week1/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 Games1 week1/cardno$1.00/day$15.00
Binge Boxes1 week1/cardno$1.00/day$15.00

Can I use my library card at AHPL?

You can use your library card at AHPL if your home library is a member of TLN (you can view the list of TLN libraries here) and you have an active account or if you have MI Library sticker on your card. If you are a member of a TLN library with restrictions or have a MI Library sticker, you will be limited to 10 items checked out at a time. In order to checkout materials at AHPL, we will need to verify that you have an active account at your home library and re-check every year. To avoid late fees, do not return items from TLN libraries with restrictions or MI Library particpants to the Auburn Hills Public Library.

TLN Libraries with Restrictions List
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
Clarkston Independence District Library
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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