How can I get a library card at Howard Miller Public Library?

Getting a library card during Covid


It is very important that you follow the instructions listed below. Please allow up to 24 hours for your card to be processed. We’re excited to help you access our digital materials and are working hard to get everyone a card!

Requesting a digital library card:

  1. Make sure you live in the Howard Miller Public Library service area (currently be a resident of Zeeland City, Zeeland Township, Olive Township, or Blendon Township)
  2. Email zee@llcoop.org with the subject line "Digital Card"
  3. Provide this information in the email:
    FULL LEGAL NAME (First name, middle name, last name)
    FULL ADDRESS (City, state, ZIP)
    PHONE NUMBER (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
    BIRTHDATE (mm/dd/yyyy)
    EMAIL ADDRESS
  4. Allow up to 24 hours for your request to be processed. You will receive a library card number and PIN. 

There is an automated response to that email address. That’s why we need the subject line to say "Digital Card" so we can quickly locate your request.

These digital cards are temporary. They will expire on July 1, 2020. Once the library reopens, please come in to the library with your driver’s license and proof of address (if your driver’s license is not up to date bring a bill with the correct address). You will sign for your physical card at that time and get full access to all of our materials! 


In order to obtain a library card, you must currently be a resident of Zeeland City, Zeeland Township, Olive Township, or Blendon Township. We can also create cards for Herrick District Library in Holland. The requirements for children and adults are listed below: 

Adults: Adults may obtain a library card if they present a valid Michigan Driver’s License or Michigan ID displaying their current address. You may also provide a piece of official mail/form showing current address. Official mail/forms would include a tax bill, a utility bill, voter registration, or printed check. Other forms of ID are acceptable if your address is listed. You must be over 18 to obtain an adult card.  

Children: Parent or legal guardian of the child must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License or Michigan ID with a current address. The parent or guardian must be present to sign for the library card. People aged 16-17 still require a parent or guardian’s signature. 

Student Cards: Children living in the Howard Miller Public Library service area who do not currently have a standard library card with a co-signer are eligible to apply for a limited use, student card without a co-signer provided. Child must be able to provide full home address, birthdate and phone number or email address. These cards only allow 3 print youth material checkouts. They have full access to Howard Miller Public Library’s digital collection. They can be upgraded to a full-use card with all privileges given to standard card holders with a co-signer signature at any time. 

Non-residents: Non-residents may obtain a library card with a current Michigan Driver’s license/Michigan ID or proof of Michigan temporary residence. The fee for a non-resident is $50.00 per year (cash or check only). These non-resident cards are only valid through the Howard Miller Public Library.


Updated on 06/11/2019

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