Getting Your Library Card

Anyone living within the service area of the Charlotte Community Library can apply for a library card. Our service area includes the townships of Brookfield, Carmel, Chester, Eaton, and Walton, as well as those living within the city limits of Charlotte and Olivet.

To verify your address is within our service district, click on the link below. Enter your street number, street name, city and zip code in the Search for Clerks by Street Address box. Click search and your township will be listed.

Click here for address verification.

If your address is not within our service district, view Fee Card Information

You must be 18 or over and present a valid driver’s license or state ID with photo, showing your current correct address. If your ID does not have your current correct address, we will accept a piece of canceled mail, utility bill, rental agreement, etc., showing the current correct address.
If you previously had a card and there are existing fines on your old account, the fines must be paid in full before a new application is completed.

Children under 18 must have parent or legal guardian sign the card application on site.

Adults will receive their card in the mail within 7 to 10 days. Children are not issued cards. Their name will be in the patron database for reference.

Fee Card Information

Out-of-district library cards are $60.00 per household/per year.
If your address is outside of our service district, you may purchase an annual fee card for $60. This allows everyone living at that address to an individual patron account. You will have all the privileges of in-district patrons. If you have any questions, you may email us at or call 517-543-8859.