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Make a Suggestion

You may make suggestions

  • by e-mail through our General Inquiries page.
  • by telephone at 313.531.5960.
  • by talking to a staff member at one of our 3 service desks on your next visit!

Get a Library Card for My Child

Visit the Circulation Desk and present your current/valid Driver’s License or State of Michigan ID showing your current/valid Redford Township address.  You will receive your card in a matter of minutes and it will be valid for one (1) year from the date of issue.  If you are new to the Township and have not yet changed your identification, you will also be required to provide a current piece of official mail.  Library cards issued with supporting mail will be valid for 30 days until a Driver’s License or State of Michigan ID reflect your current/valid Redford Township address.  Once proper ID is presented the card will be extended for the full year expiration from the original date of issue.

Those under 18 must complete an application and have it co-signed, in person, by a parent or legal guardian.  Legal guardians MUST provide court documentation as proof of guardianship in addition to valid ID as outlined above.

Library cards expire 1 year from date of issue.  In order to renew your card you must provide your valid Driver’s License or State of Michigan ID showing your current /valid Redford Township address.  If renewing a minor card, the parent or legal guardian must be present to show ID.  Library fines or fees MUST be paid in full in order to renew a library card.

Your library card enables you to enjoy the services of 64 other libraries in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston Counties.  Library cards expire 1 year from the date of issue.

It is your responsibility to report any address, telephone, e-mail or name changes to the Library.

Please report a lost library card IMMEDIATELY.  You are held responsible for ALL items checked out on your card.

Pay a Fine

There are 3 ways you may make a payment on your library account:

  • You may always pay your fine with a Circulation staff member using cash, check, money order, VISA, Mastercard or Discover
  • At any of the 3 self-check out machines using a credit/debit card with VISA, Mastercard or Discover
  • Online through our ecatalog.  To access this feature, click on My Account and login with your library card number and PIN.  You may pay any or all fines but a minimum payment of $5.00 is required to process a payment online. VISA, Mastercard, Discover or American Express are accepted.  This payment is processed through PayPal for The Library Network.  If you do not have a PayPal account, you may use the service as a guest.

 Please view our Lending Policy for a full list of fines, fees and loan periods.

 

 

Ask a Librarian a Question

Have a question?  We’ve got answers!  You can contact our friendly, professional librarians any of four convenient ways: 

  • Visit the library
  • Call us at 313.531.5960
  • E-mail us
  • Use our new virtual chat reference service.  Click the “Chat Now” link on the right sidebar during library hours.  We’re at your service!

 

Renew Materials

You may renew materials one of three ways:

  • by internet through the elibrary catalog
  • by automated phone renewal
  • by calling the Circulation Desk

Internet Renewal

  1. Go to the elibrary catalog
  2. Click on My Account in the gray bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on Renew Materials & Review My Account.
  4. Enter your library card number and your PIN and click Display User Information.
  5. Click the Checkouts tab.
  6. Click the box(es) to the left of the item(s) you want to renew or click the box labeled All to renew all of your holds.
  7. Click Renew Selected Items.  A confirmation message will be displayed, “(no. of items) were renewed.” 
  8. Items may be renewed up to two times.  The confirmation message will display number of renewals you have remaining before the limit is met.

Automated Phone Renewal

You may renew materials and check your library record by phone, 24/7.  Use your library card number, PIN and touchtone phone.  A numeric PIN is required.

Dial Toll Free 888.672.8983
Enter your library card number
Enter your PIN
Press:
1.  to renew materials
2.  to list available holds ready for pickup
3.  to list materials checked out
4.  to list overdue materials
5.  for information concerning fines
6.  to change your PIN
8.  to repeat this menu
9.  to exit

Renew by calling the Circulation Desk

  1. Have your library card number
  2. Call 313.531.5960
  3. Press 2

 

 

 

Place a Hold

When you want an item that is checked out to another patron or belongs to another library, you can place a hold. When the item is returned to the library, the item is checked in and, if there is a hold on the item, it is placed on our hold shelf and we will notify you that you may pick it up. put the hold “on hold.”

  1. Search Catalog for materials on the right side of this screen.
  2. In the record of the item you want click Place Hold
  3. Enter your Library Card Number and PIN
  4. Redford will be the default library under the Pickup at field. You may change the library you pick up your item at by clicking on the arrow next to “Redford Township District Library.”
  5. (Optional) Type an Expiration Date is you want to tell the library that you will not need the item after this date.
  6. (Optional) Type a Suspension Start Date and a Suspension End Date if you want to put the hold “on hold.” For example, you are going on vacation. If you enter suspension dates, your name is temporarily removed from the hold queue. At the end of the suspension, your original place in the hold queue is restored.
  7. Click Place Hold. A confirmation message will be displayed, “You will be notified by the library when this material is available for pickup” OR “Hold Not Allowed”.

To cancel holds

  1. Click on My Account under Search Catolog on the side of this screen.
  2. Click on Renew Materials & Review My Account.
  3. Enter your library card number and your PIN and click Display User Information.
  4. Click the Holds tab.
  5. Click the box(es) to the left of the item(s) you want to cancel or click the box labeled All to cancel all of your holds.
  6. Click Cancel selected holds.

To suspend or activate holds

  1. Click on My Account under Search Catolog on the side of this screen.
  2. Click on Renew Materials & Review My Account.
  3. Enter your library card number and your PIN and click Display User Information.
  4. Click the Holds tab.
  5. Type a Suspension Start Date and a Suspension End Date if you want to put the hold “on hold.”

 

 

 

Print Wirelessly

  • Print from your smartphone, laptop or tablet to our library’s color/b&w copier
  • Cost per page: 20¢ b&w or 75¢ color
  • URL upload documents or send an email to:

www.printeron.net/redford/library 

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  • Provide a valid email address; your secure print release code will be emailed back to you.
  • Select “Browse” to upload a file, or copy and paste the URL of a website to be printed.
  • Once the print job has been uploaded, you will be provided with the release code.  Save this—you will need it to print your job.
  • When ready to print, place money in the coin box.  (Coin box maximum $5 at a time.)
  • On the copier, press the “Printer” button to the left of the touch screen.  Using the touch screen, enter your release code and press “OK.”
  • Select the correct job and hit the “Print” button.
  • Press the “Logout” button on the screen to end your session; the session will time out in 60 seconds.

Note: jobs will auto delete after 72 hours.

Connect to the Library with My Mobile Device

Wireless access is available throughout the first floor of the library.  There are lamps with network jacks and power outlets in the adult nonfiction and fiction areas for wired users. 

If your device is capable of utilizing an 802.11 b or g wireless connection, or you have a network card and a category 5 or compatible network cable, you should be able to connect to the internet.

Make sure your device is configured to use DHCP in your network TCP/IP settings.

Other wireless settings you may need:

 Set the SSID to Redford_Library

 Disable WEP/WPA

Set the connection to Infrastructure or Access Point mode.

When you open a browser you will be presented with our acceptable use policy.  Instructions appear on the screen prompting you to enter theusername:acceptand thepassword:redford  (both in lower case) to acknowledge acceptance of our policy.  Occasionally you may also have to click “login”  in the upper left corner of the following page.  You will then be directed to our home page.  

Use a Library Computer

There are 24 computers in the Adult Department and 6 in the Children's Department which offer internet access and Microsoft Office 2010.  In order to use these computers, you must log on with a valid Library card number or a guest pass number.  If you bring your own wireless-compatible device, you may access the Library’s wireless Internet without a Library card.  

The Library also offers 1 Early Literacy computer with pre-loaded educational games in the Children's Department and 1 Adaptive use computer for the visually impaired in the Adult Department. No library card is needed to use either of these. 

If you live in Redford Township, or a community with a reciprocating library in The Library Network, use your Library card number and PIN to log in at a public computer.  Your Library account must be up-to-date and in good standing.

If you do not qualify for a Library card, or if you carry a MichiCard (which provides access to print materials only), you may purchase a guest pass to use the public computers. Two different passes may be purchased at the Circulation Desk:

One-day Guest Pass:  $5.  These are good for up to four hours on the day purchased, seats permitting.

Yearly Guest Pass:  $100.  Purchase of a Non-Resident Library card provides library access equivalent to that of a Redford resident, including public computer use.

If all of the computers are full, use the sign-up station located at the far end of the first row of computers; if using the sign-up station, please note that the computers are numbered A01—A24.  The ticket number you are given is for identification purposes only and does not indicate a specific computer number.

If you are in a hurry, use one of the 2 Express Stations available next to the library catalogs for 15 minute sessions.

Connect to Wi Fi

Wireless access is available throughout the first floor of the library.  There are lamps with network jacks and power outlets in the adult nonfiction and fiction areas for wired users. 

If your device is capable of utilizing an 802.11 b or g wireless connection, or you have a network card and a category 5 or compatible network cable, you should be able to connect to the internet.

Make sure your device is configured to use DHCP in your network TCP/IP settings.

Other wireless settings you may need:

 Set the SSID to Redford_Library

 Disable WEP/WPA

Set the connection to Infrastructure or Access Point mode.

When you open a browser you will be presented with our acceptable use policy.  Instructions appear on the screen prompting you to enter theusername:acceptand thepassword:redford  (both in lower case) to acknowledge acceptance of our policy.  Occasionally you may also have to click “login”  in the upper left corner of the following page.  You will then be directed to our home page.  

Find My PIN

You may have a PIN Reminder emailed to you from our library catalog by clicking on Forgot Your Pin? Click here at the top right of the screen. PIN Reminders will only be sent to the email address associated with your account.  If you do not have an email address associated with your account, you will need to come into the library and present valid ID at the Circulation Desk to receive your PIN.

Have an Exam Proctored

Exam proctoring is provided free of charge, for Redford residents only.  Proctoring sessions must be scheduled in advance.  To arrange for this service, please contact Adult Services Librarian Linda Pride.

Register for a Program

To register online, visit our calendar of events

or

For Adult Programs

Register in person at the Adult Reference Desk or by calling 313.531.5960 ext. 103.  

For Kids' and Teen Programs    

Register in person at the Kids' Desk or by calling 313.531.5960 ext. 105.

Make a Donation?

Make a Donation

Your financial donation to the Library can be designated to support the purchase of books and other materials, expand technology, or underwrite events and activities.  Such donations may be tax deductible.   

Get a Library Card 

Visit the Circulation Desk and present your current/valid Driver’s License or State of Michigan ID showing your current/valid Redford Township address.  You will receive your card in a matter of minutes and it will be valid for one (1) year from the date of issue.  If you are new to the Township and have not yet changed your identification, you will also be required to provide a current piece of official mail.  Library cards issued with supporting mail will be valid for 30 days until a Driver’s License or State of Michigan ID reflect your current/valid Redford Township address.  Once proper ID is presented the card will be extended for the full year expiration from the original date of issue.

Those under 18 must complete an application and have it co-signed, in person, by a parent or legal guardian.  Legal guardians MUST provide court documentation as proof of guardianship in addition to valid ID as outlined above.

Library cards expire 1 year from date of issue.  In order to renew your card you must provide your valid Driver’s License or State of Michigan ID showing your current /valid Redford Township address.  If renewing a minor card, the parent or legal guardian must be present to show ID.  Library fines or fees MUST be paid in full in order to renew a library card.

Your library card enables you to enjoy the services of 64 other libraries in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston Counties.  Library cards expire 1 year from the date of issue.

It is your responsibility to report any address, telephone, e-mail or name changes to the Library.

Please report a lost library card IMMEDIATELY.  You are held responsible for ALL items checked out on your card.

Reserve a Display Case

Do you have an interesting collection or hobby that you’d like to share?  Ask to feature your treasures in the Library’s display case!

The display case is available for educational, artistic, informational, and cultural displays and exhibits.  Displays of a commercial nature are not accepted, though business cards may be left at the Library for distribution.  Signage stating a display’s sponsorship must be included with all exhibits.

Display space is available for use by individuals, non-profit organizations, community groups or governmental agencies.  The person installing the display must supply all of their own props, backgrounds, fasteners, tools, etc.  They are responsible for dismantling of the display as well. 

The display case is actually made up of three cases side-by-side.  The two outer cases measure approximately 40” wide, with a 20” wide case in between.  The cases are approximately 53” high and 22” deep.  Each has 3 glass shelves inside which can be repositioned or removed.   

Although the display case is locked, the Library assumes no liability in the event of damage, destruction, or theft. 

Generally, each display is on exhibit for a calendar month.  Library displays take precedence over outside display requests.  For more information, read the Library’s policy on Exhibits, Displays, Handouts and Announcements, or contact Harvey DeWitt, 313.531.5960 x150.

 

 

Reserve a Meeting Room or Group Study Room 

The meeting room may be reserved by professional and governmental groups and by any local, organized, non-profit group in Redford.

In accordance with the Michigan Public Accommodation Act, this tax-supported facility may be used only by groups whose membership is open to all without restriction based upon race, sex or religious creed. A copy of the meeting room policy and application form may be obtained at the Adult Reference Desk.

 

Rooms, Equipment Available, and Costs (if any)

Room

Capacity

Cost Resident

Cost Non-Resident

Resident Business

Non-Resident Business

Meeting Room A Second Floor - patron must set-up and take-down room

60

$25

$50

$50

$100

Meeting Room B Second Floor - set-up with tables and chairs for 25 people

60

$25

$50

$50

$100

Meeting Room A & B Second Floor

128

$75 includes set-up

$125 includes set-up

$125
includes set-up

$225
includes set-up

Group Study A - may be reserved

8

0

0

0

0

Group Study B - first come, first served only

8

0

0

0

0

 Equipment Available 

Equipment

Podium

Wireless microphone [handheld or lavalier]

Overhead projector

Dry marker white easel (you must supply your own markers)

Folding easel with chart bar (must supply your own paper)

Drop screens and ceiling mounted projectors
Rooms A or B or Room C (Rooms A&B combined)

VCR/DVD player (to be used with drop down screen and projector)

Laptop computer (to be used with drop down screen and projector)

 

 

 

 

 

Find a Tax Form

Federal and State tax forms are available at the library.  Tax forms usually begin to arrive at the beginning of January and hard copies are available through Tax Day. 

The Library also keeps a copy of reproducible forms that you may make copies of at .20/pg.  Forms not available at the library may also be printed from the following pages for .20/pg.

Federal Forms and Publications

State of Michigan

City of Detroit

Send a Fax

The library offers fax services at the Circulation Desk.  Faxing is available at $1/pg., outgoing only with a free coversheet.  International faxing is available with an additional $5 flat fee.

Volunteering

The Library has a team of dedicated, friendly volunteers who assist staff with special, unusual, or supplemental tasks that further the Library’s mission.  Potential volunteer projects include: 

  • DVD resurfacing
  • Covering paperbacks
  • Reshelving magazines
  • Ellison machine cutting
  • Locating requested materials
  • Shifting books
  • Shelfreading or Shelving materials
  • Cleaning
  • Graphic design work
  • Labeling books
  • Clerical work

Please note:  Library Volunteers must have a library card in good standing and be at least 13 years of age.  A parent or guardian’s written permission to serve is required for all volunteers under 18.  All potential volunteers should review the full Library Volunteer Policy.  

To apply, fill out the Library Volunteer Application and turn it in to one of our public service desks.  Thank you!  

If you would like to get involved in a different, more casual and social way, consider becoming a Friend of the Library!    

Borrow an eBook

Use your RTDL card to check out and download free ebooks, eaudiobooks and music through Download Destination r-11.

Need help getting started?  The OverDrive Help page is full of articles on using Download Destination with YOUR device, browsing, checking out and troubleshooting.

*Available through the Redford Township District Library 

Library Hours

Sunday 2014-04-20 CLOSED
Monday 2014-04-21 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 2014-04-22 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 2014-04-23 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 2014-04-24 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 2014-04-25 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 2014-04-26 10:00 am - 5:00 pm