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Obtaining a Library Card

You must present your library card to check out materials. Residents and property owners within the boundaries of the Cheboygan Area Public Library District may be issued a free library card. This card is good for a period of 1 year at which time we will touch base with you and update your contact information. This message will show up for you as "card expired" if you are attempting to use your card online. Please stop in and makes sure we have an application with current information for you if you see this message. Your card may be used at any library that is a member of the PAC2 consortium.

The CAPL District is comprised of the City of Cheboygan and the Townships of Aloha, Beaugrand, Benton, Grant, Inverness, and portions of Hebron and Munro. We have a district map at the front desk if you are unsure, or you may check your winter tax bill to see if the library is listed.

To obtain a free card, you must present documentation showing your current residence.

Non-residents who wish to obtain a Cheboygan Area Public Library card may do so for a fee of $50.00. This fee entitles the purchaser's immediate family to individual cards and full use of the CAPL for one year. This card may not be used at any other library nor does not allow you Interlibrary Loan service outside of the PAC2 consortium.

If your home library is a member of the PAC2 Consortium you must use your library card from your home library to borrow materials. The PAC2 libraries are:


  • Bliss Branch of Mackinaw Area Public Library
  • Boyne District Library
  • Boyne Falls Branch
  • Caledonia Branch of Alcona County Library
  • Charlevoix Public Library
  • Cheboygan Area Public Library
  • Grand Lake Branch of Presque Isle
  • Harrisville Branch of Alcona County Library
  • Lincoln Branch Alcona County Library
  • Mackinaw Area Public Library
  • Mikado Branch of Alcona County Library
  • Millersburg Branch of Presque Isle
  • Montmorency County Public Library--Atlanta
  • Montmorency County Public Library--Hillman
  • Montmorency County Public Library--Lewiston
  • Onaway Branch of Presque Isle
  • Pellston Branch of Mackinaw Area Public Library
  • Petoskey Public Library
  • Posen Branch of Presque Isle
  • Rogers City Branch of Presque Isle
  • Tahquamenon Area Library
  • Walloon Lake Library
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Library Hours

Monday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Our computers will shut down 15 minutes prior to closing every day.
We have wi-fi throughout the building, please feel free to access the "library" via your wireless device.

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