Library Cards

In order to apply for a Henika District Library card an adult must present a valid State of Michigan driver’s license or ID with the current local address on it.  If either of those cannot be used we will accept two other forms of ID that have the current local address, such as printed checks, a health insurance card, a copy of a lease agreement or a paid utility bill stub, in any combination.  Children under the age of eighteen must have a parent accompanying them who will act as co-signer on the borrowing agreement.  Parents must produce identification as mentioned above.

For residents who live outside the legal area of the Henika District Library we will issue you a library card for your home library if you live in Dorr, Hopkins, and Leighton Township. We do not issue cards for residents of Yankee Springs township, Monterey township and Watson township.  Residents of other municipalities outside the boundaries of the Lakeland Library Cooperative will be charged an annual  non-resident fee for a Henika District Library non-resident card.

Loan Periods

The Henika District Library lends its materials for two distinct lengths of time:

  • Magazines, PS, XBOX, Wii Games and DVDs are 7 days
  • All other materials are 21 days

When you check out materials you will be given a receipt listing each item and its due date.


You may sign up for email notification which will send you email three days prior to the due date of your materials. This service will also let you know when items on hold are available for pick-up, and when items are overdue.  Sign up for this service in your library account.

SMS alerts are now available for those with smart phones.  Follow the instructions listed here to sign up.  These notifications are courtesy reminders.

Overdue Fines

Overdue fines accumulate at a rate of 15 cents per day for all items.  Maximum fines are $4.95 per item, replacement cost if item is not returned.

After Hours Item Return

Library users may use the green book return located on the south side of the building. Please place DVDs, CDs and audiobooks that fit in the top slot only.  Books that fit should be placed through the bottom slot.  Items that have a “do not put in book drop” sticker and all other items should be brought into the building during open hours.

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

A patrons borrowing privileges are suspended when he has five or more items overdue from the library, or when fines on overdue materials exceed $9.99.

Cell Phones

Cell phones and devices should be silenced before a patron enters the building. Please make your calls short and quiet, or you will be asked to step outside of the building so as not to disturb other patrons and advertise your personal business in public.

Computer Use

The Henika District Library has patron Internet access. The Henika District Library does use a filtering system on its network to protect against sexually undesirable content.  Filtering, however, is an imperfect tool, and patrons are forewarned that this is no guarantee against offensive material appearing.

Patrons are free to use their wireless devices. If you are interested click here for our wireless policy.

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