Library Lending Policy:
Anyone who lives, works, owns property, or attends school within the taxpayer boundaries of the City of Belleville, Sumpter Township, or Van Buren Township is eligible for a library card at the Belleville Area District Library. Cardholders may take advantage of the following services:
- Books and materials
- Interlibrary lending services
- Access to the library’s digital or electronic resources
- Reciprocal borrowing with participating libraries
Residents may apply for a library card in person at the main library, at the Sumpter Branch, or online. The library will accept a driver’s license/state ID with a current address as proof of residency. If you have recently moved and your identification does not reflect your current address, you may show a utility bill, lease agreement, mortgage, or tax bill.
If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign an application form and show address verification.
Residents may apply for a library card online (click here for the online application).
A variety of options exist for non-residents. See the below policy for more details:
Click here for a copy of the library’s check out policy, loan periods, and late fees as well as a complete list of eligible borrowers.
The Belleville Area District Library provides a wide variety of resources through its Internet workstations and Wireless Access Network. Click here for a copy of our Internet policy.
Code of Conduct:
Click here for a copy of the library’s Code of Conduct.
Collection Development Policy:
The library acquires books and materials on many different subjects, covering varying age, interest, and reading levels. Click here for a copy of the library’s collection development policy.
The Belleville Area District Library welcomes and encourages gifts and donations which are consistent with the Library’s Mission Statement. Click here for a copy of the library’s gift/donation Policy.
Exam Proctoring Policy
The Belleville Area District Library offers exam proctoring as a service in support of the education of our community. This service is free for residents of the City of Belleville, and Van Buren and Sumpter Townships. Non-residents will be charged a $25 fee. Proctoring is by appointment only.