Loan Periods and Fees

  • Most materials are loaned for three weeks. Magazines and feature film DVDs and blu-rays loaned for one week. Most materials may be renewed twice, provided that they are not on hold for another patron.
  • Unpaid charges of $10.00 or more will result in loss of borrowing privileges. Accumulated unpaid charges of $80.00 or more may be referred to a collection agency.
  • No fines will accumulate on MADL materials, but the patron will be billed for the cost of the item if is not returned.
  • Since you are responsible for all items borrowed with your card if it is lost or stolen, please notify us as soon as possible. There is a $2.00 charge for a replacement library card.
  • Muskegon Area District Library does not accept replacement copies in exchanged for lost or damaged materials.

Internet Access

  • Library internet terminals are filtered. To use the public access computers you will need a library card and agree to conform to the library's Internet Use Policy. Public access computers are set to shutdown 15 minutes before the branch closes.  Wireless Internet access is available.
  • Printing from public computers costs $.15 per page for black and white copies and $.75 for color copies.

ConfidentialityTransactions between you and the Library are confidential as provided by law.


  • A patron's choice of library materials for personal use is an individual matter. Responsibility for the use of materials by children and adolescents rests with their parents or legal guardians. While a person may reject materials for himself or herself and for his or her children, he/she cannot exercise censorship to restrict access to the materials by others.
  • Any adult patron in the library's service area who objects to the presence of a work may present that objection by completing a "Request for Reconsideration of Library Resources" form.
  • If an adult library card holder would like to request a material be reconsidered, they must review the Reconsideration Policy and complete the attached Reconsideration form.