Borrowing Items

Getting a Library Card

Library cards are issued to persons residing in or paying property taxes in Roseville. Proof of eligibility is required. Also, employees of businesses in Roseville and children attending school in Roseville may obtain a courtesy card with acceptable documentation. Contact the library for more information.

Others not eligible for free service can purchase a Suburban Library Cooperative non-resident card for $200.00 per year.

For a library card application, click here if you’re an adult 18+ or click here if you’re a parent or guardian signing up a minor. Library cards are only issued in person at the Circulation Desk in the library with proper I.D.

Text Notifications

The Roseville Public Library can send text messages to your SMS/text messaging-enabled mobile phone when your reserved materials arrive at the library, to let you know about overdues, or for bill notification on your account.

Check with your mobile phone provider to find out if you will be charged for this service.

To receive text notifications, register at the Circulation Desk.

SLC Libraries Mobile App

How to login to the app:

  1. Search for the SLC Libraries Mobile App in the Apple App Store or Google Play and download to your mobile device
  2. Open the SLC Libraries App and click on account
  3. Sign in with your library card and your library pin number

Features of the App:

  • Use the search bar to look for items in the Roseville Public Library’s collection and put items on hold
  • Search the nearest libraries for their hours, locations, map view, and contact information
  • Under you account you can see:
    • Items checked out
    • Item due dates
    • Items hold requests
    • Fines owed
  • Keep in touch with the library through the Roseville Public Library’s social media accounts
  • News connects you to any news going on in the library & informs you of upcoming programs

Reciprocal Borrowing

As a member of the Suburban Library Cooperative we share a catalog and reciprocal borrowing privileges with other SLC libraries. Individual library policies apply to materials owned by other libraries so fines, fees and check-out periods may differ.

You can visit the catalog or call the Library to request an item from another SLC library.


The Roseville Public Library participates in MelCat, a voluntary state-wide lending program. If you searched our shared catalog and could not locate an item you would like, you may search and request items in MelCat at Normal delivery is usually one week.

Materials by Mail

Homebound Roseville residents are able to register with the library to receive and return materials through the mail at no cost. Patrons may select their own materials or the librarian will assist them. Patrons determine how much or how little they want to borrow and what would like to borrow – fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, science fiction, short stories, series, etc. They are able to borrow Roseville materials that circulate for three weeks including large type books, regular type books, DVDs and CDs.  For additional information contact Leigh at 586-447-4555.

Personal Checks

As of March 6, 2017 the Library no longer accepts personal checks.

Fines and fees associated with library materials and included in patron library accounts may be paid with cash, debit or credit cards (with possible use fees) or money order. Library boutique items, deposit collection fees, program fees, photocopies and printing must be paid with cash.

Patrons may use checks to pay the Friends of the Roseville Public Library or Roseville Historical and Genealogical Society, however the checks must be made out to the organization and not the library.

Returned Checks

The City of Roseville and the Roseville Public Library charge a $40.00 fee for checks returned for insufficient funds.