Circulation Services

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“A library card is the start of a lifelong adventure.”
― Lilian Jackson Braun

PDL is now Fine Free!

Effective October 1, 2022, the library will not charge late fees. This still means you have to return items on time, but you won’t be be accruing late charges. To understand how this works, please click here for our FAQs on what this means for you.

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home delivery

The library has pick up in the vestibule, which you can arrange once your holds are in. Click on the Contact-Free Pickup button for more information. Home delivery is also available for those patrons that cannot make it to the library due to a permanent or temporary disability. Download the free PDL app so you can take your library with you!

Getting a Library Card

If you are a resident of or work in either the City of Plymouth or Plymouth Township, you are eligible for a library card. Students in Plymouth-Canton schools are also eligible for a library card. If you are under age 18, you need to have a parent/guardian give permission. You can come in person or apply online for a temporary card. Your temporary card will allow you to place 5 holds on Plymouth District Library items. The temporary card will be valid for 30 days; please visit the library within those 30 days with valid identification to update the card to a full 3 year privilege.

Non-residents are eligible to register at the library using their home library card. Plymouth District Library is a participant in MI Library Card and a reciprocating member of The Library Network. Non-resident cardholders can use all library collections except for certain databases, and electronic media. Please contact the library for assistance or email us using this form. Details about library cards and lending are available in our circulation policy.


Automatic Renewals and Lending Policies

Generally, books, video games, and audiobooks check out for 3 weeks.
DVDs, magazines, and music CDs check out for one week. Complete details about lending periods are available here.

If your account is in good standing, and your checkouts are eligible for renewal, we will automatically renew them one day prior to their due date. You will receive an email notice with details on which checkouts were able to be renewed. Click here for more details!


Interlibrary Loan

Plymouth District Library participates in statewide lending through the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL). Books and other materials can be requested through the MeLcat catalog available here or at any service desk.


Many items are eligible for automatic renewal. Certain technology or specialty items have different lending schedules. For a complete list of fines and fees, click here for a detailed list of lending periods and fines or contact the library for additional information.