Library Hours

From Memorial Day to Labor Day:

Tuesday: 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 12 pm – 7 pm
Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Closed

4184 W Jefferson Ave

Ecorse, MI 48229

Phone: 313-389-2030

Fax: 313-439-4245

Unlock a World of Knowledge

Get Your Ecorse Public Library Card Today

Discover endless possibilities with a library card. Borrow books, access digital resources, and utilize our on-site technology to expand your horizons.

Why Get a Library Card?

Empowering You with Free Access to Information

Library cards are your gateway to a wealth of resources. With an Ecorse Public Library card, you can borrow books, access electronic materials through apps like Libby, use our computers and printers, and connect to our WiFi. Our library cards also affirm your rights and responsibilities as a cardholder, ensuring you have the best experience possible.

Who Can Get a Library Card?

Library cards are available to:

  • Residents of Ecorse
  • Current EPL staff members
  • EPL Board trustees (both current and former)
  • Students and staff of Ecorse Public Schools
  • Ecorse business and land owners
  • Employees of the City of Ecorse


If you believe you may be eligible but do not fall into one of these categories, please contact us to discuss your individual situation.

No Cost for a Library Card

At Ecorse Public Library, we believe in providing free access to information and resources for everyone. That’s why there is absolutely no cost to obtain a library card. We also understand that life happens, and cards can get lost or damaged. Therefore, we offer replacement cards at no cost, within reasonable limits, to ensure you continue to have uninterrupted access to our services.

Whether you’re a resident, a student, or a business owner in Ecorse, you can get your library card without worrying about any fees. Our goal is to make library resources accessible to all eligible individuals, helping you to borrow books, access digital content, and use our on-site facilities without any financial burden.

Library Card Validity

Your library card at Ecorse Public Library is valid for three years from the date of issuance. This ensures that we keep our records up-to-date and continue to provide you with the best possible service. After three years, you will need to renew your card in person at the library.

Renewal Process

Renewing your library card is a simple process. Just visit us with your current identification and proof of residency, and our staff will assist you in renewing your card for another three-year period. This helps us verify your information and maintain the accuracy of our database.

Stay Connected

By renewing your card every three years, you ensure continued access to our vast collection of books, digital resources, and other library services. We look forward to serving you and helping you stay connected with the wealth of information available at Ecorse Public Library.

How to Apply for a Physical Library Card

Adults aged 18 and older can apply for a library card by visiting the Ecorse Public Library in person. You will need to provide proof of identity and residency at the time of registration. If you do not have proof of Ecorse residency, a temporary 30-day card may be issued with a valid Michigan driver’s license or State ID, provided your home library is part of The Library Network (TLN).

Teachers and staff of Ecorse Public Schools, as well as City of Ecorse employees, must provide proof of employment along with identification. Ecorse business and land owners need to show proof of property ownership in addition to identification. These individuals do not need to reside in Ecorse to qualify for a library card.

Acceptable proofs of identity and residency include a driver’s license or State ID with an Ecorse address, a passport, a lease or rental agreement, an Ecorse property tax bill, voter registration, or official mail sent to an Ecorse address. This list is not exhaustive, and other forms of proof may be accepted at the discretion of the library staff. Please note that if you already have a library card from another TLN library, both cards cannot remain active simultaneously. Your ‘home library’ will be determined by your current city of residence.

How Minors Can Obtain a Library Card

Steps for Minors to Get a Library Card at Ecorse Public Library

Minors looking to obtain a library card at Ecorse Public Library must have a parent or legal guardian present during the application process. The guardian must provide appropriate identification and sign the application to take financial responsibility for the minor’s library materials. Additionally, students enrolled in Ecorse Public Schools need to show proof of enrollment, while members of their household must provide proof of a shared address along with identification. Please note that all fines and fees applicable to the library card will be the responsibility of the guardian.