How Do I Get a Library Card

Eligibility requirements for obtaining a CTCL library card:

Residents of Commerce Township and Wolverine Lake are eligible to receive a library card at the Commerce Township Library (many people have a mailing address of Wixom or Walled Lake but actually reside within Commerce Township. Please contact the library if you are not sure of your official residency). “Residency” is defined as one’s primary residence, that is, where one lives most of the time. Owners of commercial property or of a secondary residence within Commerce Township are eligible for a CTCL library card, except when one’s primary residence lies within the service area of any of The Library Network’s (TLN’s) member libraries. In these cases, patrons should obtain a library card from the TLN-affiliated library that serves the community where they live. This card may then be used at CTCL. (For a list of TLN member libraries, click here) Minors 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian to obtain a library card. PROOF OF RESIDENCY DOCUMENTATION ACCEPTED:

Valid Michigan drivers license or Michigan state ID showing Commerce Township address or other address within our service area.  


One of the following forms of photo ID :
Michigan or out-of-state drivers license or state ID (showing old address).
Foreign/international drivers license.
Student ID.
Employee ID.
Military ID.
Permanent Resident Card (green card).


One of the following supporting recent (less than 6 months) documents showing both name and current address (P.O. Box addresses are not acceptable):

Vehicle registration.
Vehicle proof of insurance card.
Temporary drivers license.
Lease agreement.
Gas, electric, or water bill (no cable or telephone bills)
Property tax bill.
Payroll stub.
Mortgage contract or deed to property.
Voter registration card.