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Library Card and Borrowing Policy

B7 LIBRARY CARD BORROWING Approved: 10/24/2013 Revised: 6/22/2022   Purpose The Ypsilanti District Library is committed to providing Ypsilanti area residents equal access to all YDL resources.  Library cards are issued in order to identify eligible users.  This policy states the procedures associated with library card registration and borrowing privileges.   Obtaining a Library Card A YDL library card may be obtained at the Circulation Desk of any YDL facility, or online through the YDL website.  All patrons registering for a library card must complete a Library Card Application.  The initial card is free of charge as is a one-time …

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Get Your Library Card This September

Published: September 1, 2021

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month


Materials Selection Policy

B1 MATERIALS SELECTION POLICY Approved: 12/16/2004 Revised: 4/17/2019 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Purpose of a Selection Policy II. Statement of our Philosophy III. Selection Process and Collection Maintenance A. Responsibility for Selection B. Criteria for Selection C. Gifts D. Patron Suggestions E. Weeding IV. Attempts to Limit Access to Materials A. Policies & Procedures Affecting Access B. Interlibrary Loan C. Patron’s Right to Access D. Free Access to Library Materials for Minors V. Challenged Materials A. Challenged Materials: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights B. Request for Reconsideration C. Request for Reconsideration Form VI. Appendices A. Library Bill …

Getting or renewing a library card while the library is closed

Published: March 19, 2020

New Borrowers If you live in our service area and the recent closures around the community are inspiring you to check us out for the first time, welcome! You can get all of the basic information about applying for a library card (including non-resident cards) on our website. Since our building is closed, we’re working hard to provide these services remotely. To secure a card during the closure, email the following to A scan or picture of a completed YDL card application along with a scan or picture of your valid photo ID If you aren’t able to print …


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Get EMU Football Tickets with a new Library Card

Published: September 5, 2019

September is Library Card Sign Up Month, and we’re giving out tickets to EMU football games to new card holders (while supplies last!)


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Use Your Library Card to see the Detroit Red Wings!

Published: March 6, 2019

Library card holders can buy discounted tickets to see the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.


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Meet the Candidates for the Library Board of Trustees

Published: October 11, 2018

Five candidates are running for four seats on the YDL Board of Trustees.


Visit the Renaissance Festival or Detroit Zoo with your Library Card!

Published: September 3, 2019

Summer is over, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Michigan. Your library card can unlock discounts on fall adventures!


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Ride the bus free on weekends this summer with your library card!

Published: June 15, 2018

Every Saturday and Sunday from June 16 to August 26, library cardholders can ride any of TheRide local fixed-route buses for free. Just show the driver your library card!


Internet Public Access Policy

B3 INTERNET ACCESS Approved: 09/28/2000 Revised by the Ypsilanti District Library Board of Trustees May 23, 2002 Revised by the Ypsilanti District Library Board of Trustees July 29, 2004 Revised by the Ypsilanti District Library Board of Trustees August 25, 2005 Revised by the Ypsilanti District Library Board of Trustees September 29, 2011 Revised by the Ypsilanti District Library Board of Trustees April 19, 2012 Revised by the Ypsilanti District Library Board of Trustees March 28, 2018 Table of Contents I. Internet Access II. Internet Filtering III. Procedure for Use IV. Guidelines for Responsible Use V. Sanctions VI. Right of …

Patron Behavior Policy

B6 PATRON BEHAVIOR POLICY Approved:  06/27/2002 (Replaces ‘Code of Conduct’) Amended and Approved by YDL Board of Trustees – 08/25/2005 Amended and Approved by YDL Board of Trustees – 04/23/2009 Amended and Approved by YDL Board of Trustees – 08/23/2012 Amended and Approved by YDL Board of Trustees – 04/18/2018 I. Introduction The Ypsilanti District Library (the “Library”) is open for specific and designated civic, educational and cultural uses, including reading, studying, writing, participating in scheduled Library programs, and using Library materials.  In order to provide resources and services to all people who visit the Library facilities in an atmosphere …

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YDL’s TALK service recognized with John Cotton Dana Award

Published: May 16, 2019

The Ypsilanti District Library has been awarded a John Cotton Dana Award, the most prestigious award of the American Library Association. The award recognizes YDL’s work on  TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten, an early literacy text messaging service.


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Mission & History

As a community resource, the Ypsilanti District Library’s mission is to enrich life, stimulate intellectual curiosity, foster literacy, and encourage an informed citizenry.

Confidentiality Policy

It is the policy of the Ypsilanti District Library to preserve the confidentiality and privacy of Library Records to the fullest extent permitted by law. To that end, Library Records or other confidential information shall be released or disclosed only as provided for herein or otherwise provided by Michigan Law.

Facilities Usage Policy

C1 Facilities Usage Policy Approved: 04/27/2006 Facilities Usage Policy, Revised approved by the YDL Board of Trustees 11/15/2012 (Effective 12/01/2012) Facilities Usage Policy, Revised approved by the YDL Board of Trustees 01/21/2010 (Effective 02/01/2010) Facilities Usage Policy, Revised approved by the YDL Board of Trustees 04/27/2006 (replaces #8-Meeting Room & #24-Exhibit Space) #8 Meeting Room & #24 Exhibit Space, Revised-Approved 08/26/2004 #8 Meeting Room & #24 Exhibit Space, New-Approved 01/24/2002 Ypsilanti District Library facilities are utilized to fulfill the primary mission of the Library. In order to fulfill this mission, YDL may allow the use of certain facilities; library meeting …

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Discover what your YDL Card can do for you!

Published: September 13, 2022

This September, celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month by checking out all the perks that come with a YDL card, including our brand new Library of Things Collection.


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It’s National Library Week!

Published: April 4, 2021

Happy National Library Week! Celebrate with us by using our digital resources and attending the Superior Groundbreaking this Wednesday.


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It’s National Library Week 2022!

Published: April 1, 2022

National Library Week is April 3-9! Celebrate with us by using our digital resources and sharing what you love about YDL.