Please visit either RADL location to fill out a library card application. You’ll need to show a current ID with your name, photo and address. We will only grant cards to residents of Roscommon County and people with kids or businesses in the Roscommon School District.
If you have donations we will look through them, see if there’s anything we want, and anything we don’t want will either go in our free book bin or be given to the Friends of the Library to be sold at a later date. We don’t accept VHS tapes, cassette tapes, LPs, textbooks, Harlequin Romance novels, used crossword or word search books, instruction manuals, Guideposts, or Readers Digests.
The Friends of the Roscommon Area District Library has an annual book sale and some books are also sold in the back of the library next to the Michigan room. They are sold for $0.25 for paperbacks, $0.50 for hardcovers, or $5.00 for a bag of books. Snacks and DVDs are also sold at these annual sales.
The Gerrish-Higgins Public Library used to be connected to the schools, but that library was dissolved in 2010 and the Roscommon Area District Library was created. We are our own separate entity with our own snow days, governing body, and operating hours.
If a book becomes overdue, your account will begin to accrue a fee of $0.05 per day. A courtesy phone call and/or two (2) overdue notices will be sent when materials are two (2) weeks overdue. E-mail may be used. Accrued fines will be added to the replacement charge in the event the patron fails to return the borrowed material. The library will deem the materials lost forever after two (2) months’ time and at this time the accrued maximum fines and the replacement costs will be charged to those patrons’ records. After two months of library delinquency, your account will be handed to a collection agency. The RADL patron will be denied further RADL library borrowing privileges and computer use privileges after accumulating $5.00 in unpaid charges.