All physical AADL locations are closed, but there are thousands of reasons to still get a library card! Here are a few:
Get access to libraries full of audiobooks and audio content through OverDrive and AADL-licensed content. All genres—including new releases and classics—including a giant collection of L.A. Theatre Presents performances of plays like August: Osage County, A Room with a View, and more!
Books for all ages, through OverDrive and licensed through the AADL (including 826Michigan, Cherry Lake Publishing, Project Gutenberg, Wayne State University Press, and more), for Kids, Teens, or Adults.
In addition to hundreds of AADL-produced event video that anyone can watch anytime, cardholders can stream a collection of documentaries right from the catalog, including local documentaries, short films, and nature documentaries from the BBC.
Sleeping Bear Press
Our friends at Sleeping Bear Press rushed a collection of their most recently published ebooks into our catalog for users to read and download right in the comfort of their own homes. Unlimited access!
Creativebug for Arts & Crafts
AADL has licensed Creativebug for use by all Library card holders. Creativebug offers more than 1,000 award-winning video classes on painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more, taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Consumer Reports database is available to AADL cardholders. Read reviews and ratings on products, cars, and various services as well as articles from current and past magazine issues.
Genealogy Databases and Resources
Access to historical records, newspaper databases, obituaries, and more.
And once we re-open, so much more!
Need to renew your expired card? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can renew your card for you too!
WHO’S ELIGIBLE FOR AN AADL CARD
If you live within the Ann Arbor Public Schools boundaries (with the exception of Northfield Township), or if you are a student or teacher at AAPS, you may obtain a resident library card with no fee.
Not sure if you’re eligible? Find out if your address is in the AADL district by using this map.
If you’re in the AADL district, here’s how to get a card remotely:
1) Download and fill out our library card application (no printing required)
2) Scan or take a photo of your ID showing an address within the district, or a school ID or email showing school affiliation
3) Email the filled-out application and proof of address to email@example.com
We’ll send you your new library card number via email, and follow up with your card in the mail a bit later. Online cards are good for six months—after that you’ll need to come into the library to verify your ID and get your card extended for two more years.
Not eligible for a free card? If you don’t live within the district, but still want to an AADL card, a fee based card is available for $150.00 per year. Go ahead and send in an application and proof of address via email, and we’ll apply the charge to your new account so you can pay online. We can bill you for a year up front, or 3 months at a time for $37.50 each time.
If you have any questions or concerns, email firstname.lastname@example.org, text us at 734-327-4200 or call 734-327-4200 from noon-6pm weekdays.