Your free Commerce Township Community Library card opens a world of resources to you, from books and magazines to digital downloads and streaming content. 

Eligibility requirements for obtaining a CTCL library card:

Residents of Commerce Township and Wolverine Lake are eligible to receive a library card at the Commerce Township Library (many people have a mailing address of Wixom or Walled Lake but actually reside within Commerce Township. Please contact the library if you are not sure of your official residency). “Residency” is defined as one’s primary residence, that is, where one lives most of the time. Owners of commercial property or of a secondary residence within Commerce Township are eligible for a CTCL library card, except when one’s primary residence lies within the service area of any of The Library Network’s (TLN’s) member libraries. In these cases, patrons should obtain a library card from the TLN-affiliated library that serves the community where they live. This card may then be used at CTCL. (For a list of TLN member libraries, click here) Minors 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian to obtain a library card.

Proof of Residency Documentation Accepted

Valid Michigan drivers license or Michigan state ID showing Commerce Township address or other address within our service area.  


One of the following forms of photo ID
Michigan or out-of-state drivers license or state ID (showing old address).
Foreign/international drivers license.
Student ID.
Employee ID.
Military ID.
Permanent Resident Card (green card).


One of the following supporting recent (less than 6 months) documents showing both name and current address (P.O. Box addresses are not acceptable):

Vehicle registration.
Vehicle proof of insurance card.
Temporary drivers license.
Lease agreement.
Gas, electric, or water bill (no cable or telephone bills)
Property tax bill.
Payroll stub.
Mortgage contract or deed to property.
Voter registration card.

Do you think your card is lost or stolen? Please report it to us immediately so no one can use it! Call us at 248-669-8108 ext. 105 and we’ll block the card immediately.

Lost/stolen cards can be replaced for a fee of $2.00

If you think you have simply misplaced your card around the house, car, etc. (or just forget to bring it in), we are happy to look up your account with a picture ID to check items out.

Item Type Load Period Fines Per Day Maximum Fine Maximum Renewals
Books 21Days 10 cents $4 2
Books on CD 21 Days 10 cents $10 2
Music CDs 21 Days 10 cents $4 2
DVDs 7 Days $1 $15 2
Magazines 21 Days 10 cents $4 2
Media Kits 21 Days 10 cents $4 2
New Books 21 Days 10 cents $4 2
Reference Books n/a n/a n/a n/a

Please Note: These are the fines and limits for items owned by the Commerce Township Community Library. Items obtained from another library may have different loan, fine, and renewal policies. There is a $15 maximum fine per library card. Once this limit is reached you will be unable to check out items until the fines are paid down. In most cases, overdue items can be renewed over the phone or by the Internet. Doing so will stop fines from accruing. Lost or Damaged Materials Patrons will be billed for the replacement cost of lost or damaged materials plus a $2.00 processing fee for each item. Refunds are available for items returned to the library within 30 days of payment. The library does not accept replacement copies of lost materials in place of monetary payments.

Please note that some of these libraries have standalone circulation systems and will require you to register your card. You WILL need to provide both your library card and proof of Commerce Township residency to that library.