Do you have some questions about the Richalnd Community Library?
Check below to see the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.



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How do I become a member of the Richland Community Library?
There are several ways to get a Richland Community Library card.
I live in Richland township. Simply bring your photo ID into the library during normal business hours and one of our staff will get you registered.
 
Note: If your photo ID does not show your current address, you must bring in a piece of mail that reflects your Richland township residency.

 
I live outside Richland township, but the Richland Community Library is the closest library to my home/school/work. If you are not a resident of Richland township, but live in the areas listed below, you may still be able eligible for a Richland Community Library card.
 
     Bedford Township
     Comstock
     Galesburg
     Parchment
     Ross Township (Augusta)
 
First, you must receive a card through your home library*. Ask them for a MILibrary sticker.
 
Then, come into the Richland Community Library with your home library card and your photo ID.
 
Note: MILibrary patrons have checkout limitations.
You will receive notice of these limitations upon registration.
 
*the library that funded through your property taxes.

 
I am a card member at the Kalamazoo Public Library and/or the Portage District Library. The Richland Community Library has a Reciprocal agreement with both KPL and PDL.
 
You must bring in your KPL or PDL library card and a photo ID to register for a Richland Community Library card.

 
None of the statements above apply to me, but I am still interested in getting a library card. If you do not live in Richland township or any of the MILibrary Card townships and do not qualify for a KPL or PDL library card, you may still be able to become a Richland Community Library patron.
 
For a yearly fee of $75**, you may take advantage of all of Richland Community Library’s services, including print and media checkouts, digital resources, Interlibrary Loan, and more.
 
To sign up for a yearly membership, please bring your photo ID and cash or check to the Richland Community Library during normal business hours.
 
**There is also the option of a limited membership of 3 months for $30. This will exclude Interlibrary Loan services and certain digital resources.

Can I view my checkouts online?
Yes. Go to https://www.richlandlibrary.org/ and click on Manage Your Account at the top, right section of the homepage. Select the Create New Account tab follow the prompts. If you have any trouble with this process, please call the Richland Community Library at (269) 629-9085 or stop in during normal business hours.
 
Does the library offer space for studying/working/meeting?
Yes! Richland Community Library is equipped with study tables and comfy chairs for which to read and work.

If you are looking for a meeting location, we offer a Community Room space that is free to rent for members of the public. Please click here for rules and regulations regarding the rental of our Community Room. If you are interested in more information or to reserve space, please call us at 269.629.9085.