Your KDL Library Card



Your KDL Library Card
It's the "All-Occasion" Card!
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Register for a Library Card Online!




What can your KDL library card do for you?

How Do I Get a Card?

  • Library cards are available free to those who live in the KDL service area. Please present identification showing your current address when you register.
  • Parents or legal guardians must sign registration forms for children under age 18.
  • KDL cards can be used at any branch in the KDL system, at the Grand Rapids Public Library, and at libraries throughout Michigan participating in the MeLCat Visiting Patron program (limitations may apply).
  • To report a lost or stolen card, click here.

Your Personal Identification Number (PIN):

A PIN is a Personal Identification Number used in connection with your library card number allowing you to access your library records, public computers, and more. This PIN is required in order to protect the privacy of your library records.

The PIN you are originally assigned is the last four digits of your telephone number; however, you can update your PIN at any time online or by contacting your local branch or our Patron Services Department (616-784-2007 or for assistance.

Email Alerts:

Whether you're an avid library user or just the occasional reader, the Kent District Library's email alert service makes it easy to track your library materials. Simply complete the online form and you'll receive emails regarding item holds, approaching due dates, overdues, and more.  You can opt out at any time. Your email address will remain confidential and will not be distributed to parties outside the library system.

Updating Your Card:

Please notify your local KDL branch or email the Patron Services Department at department if:

  • You have changed your email address
  • You have changed your telephone number
    Note: Street address changes must be made in person at your local library.

Lost/Stolen Cards:

If you suspect your library card has been lost or stolen, please fill out our lost card form or report the loss to a library staff member immediately. Failure to promptly report a lost or stolen card may result in fines for library materials illegally checked out on your card by an unauthorized user.

Please note that you should also report a lost library card to Grand Rapids Public Library.