Resident, Non-Resident and Online Registration
All Mason County residents may apply for a resident registration. You must have an identification showing a Mason County address. A resident registration is free and entitles you to use the library and all services in accordance with library policies and is valid for 5 years. Children and youth under 18 must have parent or guardian approval and identification.
If you are NOT a resident of Mason County but you live in Michigan AND you have a current MichiCard issued by your home library you may apply for a MichiCard registration. A Michicard registration is free, it entitles you to use the library as if you were a resident and is valid for 2 years.
If you are not a full-time resident of Mason County, but you will be in the county for at least 3 months, AND you have a local address, you may apply for an annual registration. An annual registration is free and entitles you to use the library as if you were a resident and is valid for 1 year.
If you are NOT a resident of Mason County or you do not have a Mason county address, you may purchase a non-resident registration. A non-resident registration costs $20.00 per person, or $50 per household a year.
DEPOSIT / TEMPORARY REGISTRATION
If you are not a resident of Mason County you may choose to apply for a deposit registration. With a deposit of $25.00, or 1/2 of the value of the materials you wish to borrow, (whichever is greater) you may borrow 2 items at a time. Your deposit will be returned to you when the materials are returned to the library.
If you are a resident of Mason County and would like access to the library's online resources and databases but do not need to check out books or other items from the libraries in Ludington or Scottville - you may apply for an ONLINE REGISTRATION. Email
with your name and local address; your user ID will be emailed to you. Online Registration is not valid to borrow physical items from the libraries.
All Mason County District Library records pertaining to patron registration and circulation are considered to be confidential in nature.
FOR ALL REGISTRATIONS THE LIBRARY MAY LIMIT THE NUMBER OF ITEMS YOU MAY BORROW UNTIL YOUR REGISTRATION INFORMATION IS VERIFIED.
ACCESS TO SOME ONLINE RESOURCES MAY BE LIMITED TO MASON COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY.