Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library

Circulation Procedures

Library Cards :

Library cards will be issued to any resident of the City of Galesburg, Charleston Township (except Village of Augusta taxpayers), and Pavilion Township (except those living within Portage Public Schools district).

  • Proof of identify and residence are required. Acceptable forms of identity include a state issued Driver's License or ID card with a current local address. New residents may use a signed lease or mortgage, or "official" mail (bank statement, utility bill, DHS correspondence) for proof of residency.
  • Minor children (17 years of age and younger) may obtain a library card with parent/guardian signature, and proof of identity and residence. The signing adult is financially responsible for all items checked out on minor's card.

Residents of Comstock Township, Ross Township, Augusta, or Richland will be issued a GCMDL "MiCard." Proof of identity and home library card are required.

Persons living outside the service area may purchase a library card for $25 annually.

Circulation of Library Materials

  • Books, audiobooks and magazines may be checked out by library patrons for a period of two weeks (14 days).
  • DVDs and Blu-Ray discs may be checked out for one week (7 days).
  • E-books and E-audiobooks may be downloaded by patrons for a period of two weeks (14 days). There is no renewal. Patrons may download book again, if desired.
  • Reference materials may circulate at the discretion of the Director.
Renewing Materials

Books and audiobooks may be renewed one time for an additional two weeks (excepting items on reserve for other library patrons). To renew items, patrons may:

  • Call us at 269-665-7839
  • Visit us in person
  • Contact us via Email or Messenger
  • Log into your account online

DVDs and Blu-ray discs are NOT Renewable - a late fee of $0.25 per item, per day will be charged.

Overdue fines

Effective January 1, 2020, the Library will no longer charge late fees on overdue items. However:

  • An item will be considered lost when it is two months past the due date.
  • Patrons will be billed for the cost of replacing lost or damaged (beyond reasonable wear) items, plus a minimal processing fee. Once paid, a damaged item may be given to the patron.
  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended on all patron accounts with a balance of $5.00 or more.

Lost or Damaged Items :

  • If an item is lost, or damaged enough that it cannot be repaired and returned to circulation,  the borrower will be charged the cost of the item.
  • Replacement items in lieu of fines may be accepted at the discretion of the Director, provided the item is an exact duplicate of the lost or damaged item.
  • A processing fee will be charged on ALL lost or damaged items, regardless of replacement method, to cover supplies and staff time expended.

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Galesburg-Charleston Memorial District Library
188 E Michigan Ave, Galesburg, MI 49053
Tuesday --- 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday --- 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday --- 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday --- 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday -- 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Closed Sunday and Monday