Virtual Library Cards

What Does the Card Do?

Virtual library cards grant access to most of the library's electronic services without needing to apply for a traditional library card. Virtual library cards are given to all the students and teachers in a participating school district. At this time, the library has partnered with Utica Community Schools and Warren Consolidated Schools.

Available Services

  • - Get live homework help with professionally screened tutors. Available 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Overdrive eBooks - View a list of available eBooks and digital audio books through the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Freegal Music - Free and legal music! Sign in with your library card to get 3 hours of streaming a day and 5 DRM-free downloads a week.
  • RBdigital Magazines - Download magazines for free and keep them for as long as you like. No return dates!
  • Public Computers - Use your virtual library card number to sign into our in-library computers.

What Is My Virtual Library Card Number?

The card number and PIN was sent to parents in a secure email. If that email has been lost, please call the library at 586-446-2665. When prompted for routing options, press 1 for Circulation.

What If I Want to Checkout Items?

You cannot checkout physical items with a virtual library card, but Sterling Heights residents can still apply for a traditional library card. Learn the details here.