Library Card Information
Anyone residing within the boundaries of the Southwestern School District may call Brighton Memorial Library District ‘home’!
Individuals living inside of the Brighton city limits may apply for a free library card. For individuals residing outside the city limits but within the Southwestern School District, a card may be purchased at the non-resident rate of $50. (This charge is necessary because no taxes are collected from residents outside of the city limits to support the library. State law prohibits us from issuing free cards to individuals who do not pay property taxes to support the library.) The non-resident fee is collected yearly and entitles all family members to their own library card. A ’family’ is defined as members of a household who can be claimed on the head of household’s tax return. It does not include additional adult siblings, extended relatives, adult children, etc.
All patrons must produce their own library card in order to check out materials from the library. All items from our library may be checked out for a loan period of 2 weeks. A maximum of 20 items may be checked out at a time; of these 20, 5 may be new books, 5 may be movies, 5 may be CDs, 5 may be magazines, and 5 may be audiobooks. A late fee of ten cents per day is assessed, until items are 30 days overdue; at that time, the replacement value of the item(s) will be billed to the patron. Due dates and late fees are set by the library that owns the material being checked out. No checkouts are allowed for patrons who owe $3 or more in fines. Additionally, if a family fines reach $10, then no members of the family may check out items.