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Hastings Public Library

Get a Library Card

The Hastings Public Library (HPL) is supported by the City of Hastings, Rutland Charter Township and Hastings Charter Township (our service area) but ultimately serves the larger surrounding geographic area as well.

Anyone may use the library's computers (with ID), attend programs or use our facility, but only patrons living in or owning property in our service area can obtain standard library cards.


To get an HPL library card, patrons must:

  • Live in the City of Hastings, Rutland Charter Township or Hastings Charter Township.
  • Patrons owning property in these three areas, even if they live elsewhere, are also entitled to an HPL card.
  • Provide proof of residency or property ownership in our service area.

A current Michigan Drivers License, Michigan Identification Card, or Resident Alien Card documenting identity and current street address is needed to create a library card account. If these are not available, two of the following form of ID can be accepted:

  • One ID must be photographic. Acceptable IDs include passports, military ID, employment ID, school ID and out of state drivers licenses.
  • The second ID must show residency in our service area. Acceptable documents include a voter registration card, recent utility bill, insurance card, auto registration, a printed check or a property tax bill.

Anyone aged 5-17 is considered a juvenile and can also obtain a library card. A parent/legal guardian must request the card and will be responsible for the account until the juvenile turns 18.

Getting a Card

Bring ID as described above to the library during normal business hours and we will be happy to issue a library card to you. The process takes only a few minutes.

If getting a card for juveniles, they do not need to be present.

What if I Don't Live in the Service Area?

If you live outside our area and do not have a library card from another library in the Lakeland Library Cooperative, you can purchase a non-resident card. See the Non-Resident page for more information.

Renewing Library Cards

HPL library cards expire each year and must be renewed. Bring your card and your drivers license to the library so we can check your information against our records and renew your card.

Note that expired cards cannot check out items or access digital downloads.

If your card has expired and you are trying to access digital content, call us and we will try to assist.

Replacement Library Cards

If you card has been lost, stolen or perhaps eaten by the dog, do not fret. Bring your ID to the library and we can issue a new card to you.

Note there is a $2 charge for replacement cards.

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Location & Hours

Main Branch
Hastings Public Library
227 E. State St., Hastings, MI 49058

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Fax: 269-948-3874 (fax)

The Drive-thru is OPEN!

The inside of Library is closed to the public except for computer reservations. Call for information.

Drive-thru and Computer Hours (effective July 6, 2020)

Monday - Friday:
10:00am - 6:00pm

10:00am - 2:00pm

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