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.

Internet Policy:

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.

Gift 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.