Get a Library Card

For Residents:

  • You are eligible for a 5-year library card if you live within our service area (City of Coloma, Coloma Township, Hagar Township, or Bainbridge Township; with the exception of Bainbridge Township residents in the Dowagiac District Library and Dowagiac School District area); or, own property or a business in Coloma Public Library's legal service area.
  • Proof of address and identification are required to obtain a library card. If a photo identification card (driver's license) does not include the current address, another document may be used (i.e., utility bill, current voter's registration card, a piece of mail addressed to the cardholder, etc.).
  • Minors, ages 5 to under 18 years old, are eligible for a library card with permission from a responsible caregiver who must provide proof of card eligibility. The autorizing adult will also accept full responsibility for materials borrowed on the minor's card.
  • New patrons are limited to 5 items the first time they check out materials. After that, they are entitled to up to 25 items total.
  • The Coloma Public Library is a participant in the Michigan statewide MILibrary card program. MILibrary card stickers may be issued to patrons in good standing in order to use other MILibrary card libraries. Patrons issued the sticker must comply with the rules of the library they are using. For additional information on participating libraries in the MILibrary Card Program visit https://www.milibrarycard.org/partcipating.html.


1-Year Coloma Public Library Cards:

1-year library cards may be obtained by meeting one of the following qualifications:

  • Teach within the Coloma Public School System
  • Be an active member of the United States Military


For Non-Residents:

  • We also accept MILibrary card patrons from other participating libraries, and from neighboring library systems in which reciprocal borrowing agreements have been established. Please bring in your MILibrary or card from a reciprocal neighboring library card when you visit us.
  • Proof of address is always required (Driver's license, Voter Registration, Utility bills, Tax Receipt, etc.)
  • Patrons living outside the service area may purchase a Non-Resident Card for $50.00/person or $75.00/family, good for one year. Non-Resident Patrons are not eligible for MILibrary Card stickers or ILL/MeLCat services.