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Topinabee Public Library

About Us

Your Library Card

    the mission of Topinabee Public Library


    The mission of the Topinabee Public Library is to provide quality materials and services
     which benefit educational, informational and cultural experience, set  in a historic 1881 depot library.


    Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

    Library Cards:
    All borrowers must have a valid library card to borrow library materials. Patrons must fill
     out an application form to register for a library card. A library card will be issued upon
     presentationof valid identification in form of a Driver's License or Michigan ID card from the
     Office of the Secretary of State.

     Patrons under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian give their signed consent on
     application form before a card can be issued to them. By signing, the parent/guardian agrees
     to be legally responsible for any accrued fines/fees assessed to the minor child.

     A temporary three (3) month card will be issued to seasonal visitors who provide verifiable
     local contact information.

     All Library cards expire after three (3) years. At that time, contact information will be confirmed
     and the card renewed for another three (3) year period.

    Inter-Library Loans:
     Inter-library loans are due on the date indicated by the lending library

    Borrowing Limits:
     Ten (10) items per card total
     Patrons holding temporary cards may borrow three (3) items total.

    Placing Holds:
     A reservation may be placed on any circulating item. When the item becomes available
     the patron will be notified by phone or email.

    Renewing Your Borrowed Items:
     All items may be renewed at the circulation desk, by phone. Renewals are acceptable
     for all items not on reserve by another patron.

    Library Fines & Fees:
     Library Card Replacement Cost: $5.00
     Overdue print material: .10 per item per library day
     Overdue audio/video material: $1.00 per item per library day
     Library privileges Blocked at: $3.00 in fees owed
     Fax/Scan: $1.00 first page and $.50 each additional page to send or receive
     Copies or Computer prints: .10 per page
     Color pages: .65 per page
     Laminating: $.60 per foot
     Lost/Damaged item: replacement cost plus $5.00 processing feel
     Default Replacement cost when actual is unknown: $20.00