OBTAINING A LIBRARY CARD
Library cards are free to the residents of the Paw Paw School District.
Residency can be confirmed by any of the following: a current Michigan
Driver's License or ID card, car registration, telephone or utility bill,
property deed, tax bill or receipt, or lease agreement.
If the applicant is under 16 years of age, the application for a library
card must include the signature and proof of residency of the parent or
legal guardian. The adult who signs the application accepts responsibility
of overdue fines and all library materials which might be lost or damaged.
Paw Paw residents are eligible for reciprocal Kalamazoo Public Library,
Portage District Library, Van Buren District Library and Lawton Public
Library cards. There is a nonresident fee of $50 for those who live outside
the Paw Paw School District.
New registrants are limited to two items on the day the new library card is
issued. After those books are returned, the limit will be lifted and Paw Paw
district residents may begin to request interlibrary loans.
Library cards are required upon every checkout. If you have lost your card
and need a replacement, there is a $2.00 replacement fee.
Most materials have a two week checkout period. Videos circulate for 1 week. There is a limit of 25 items to be checked out at one
time. Checkouts per category are limited to the following:
Materials may be renewed up to three times, if they are
not on reserve. Call
657-3800 to renew by phone or
renew online by logging into your account.
All materials may be returned to the Circulation desk
or the drive-up bookdrops. Patrons are responsible
for returning items on or before the due date.
Materials kept 30 days beyond the due date will
charged the replacement cost plus a $3 processing
fee for each material.
Reserves can either be made online or at the at the Circulation desk. Fill
out a purple reserve sheet and we will call you
it is ready to be picked up. Materials must be picked up within
a 5 days of reserve
or the reserve will be removed.
For materials we do not have in our collection, you may fill out a purple
reserve sheet at the Circulation desk. Only Paw Paw District School
residents may request new materials. Collection development is up to the
discretion of the director.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN / MELCAT
This service is for Paw Paw School District residents only. If you are a
reciprocal patron, you must go to your home library to use their interloan
service. We cannot borrow new materials published in the last 6 months or
We subscribe to a couple of digital libraries where you can download materials to your
electronic device(s). You will need to live in the Paw Paw School District and
have a valid Paw Paw District Library card to access and download materials.
Click on the Digital Library section of the navigation menu for more