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To access your account, log into the catalog using your 14-digit library card number and PIN number (typically the last 4 digits of your phone number).
From here you can see all of the items currently checked out on your card, renew items, see and place items on hold, as well as update your personal information.
Try out the LYNX Libraries mobile app for browsing the catalog, placing holds and managing your account.
Fill out the form to Book a Librarian and schedule a personalized research session with a librarian at the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane.
Our staff and volunteers are available throughout the week to give you individualized help with questions you may have regarding technology and any of the library's resources. Request a personalized tech help session on our Tech Help page, or call us at 208.888.4451.
Some of our favorite topics to help with are:
- Mac and Windows computer help
- Tablets and smartphones
- Setting up email and other accounts
- Resumes and cover letters
- Using the library's digital services, such as eBooks and eAudiobooks
See our Support page for more information on donating money or materials to the library.
Notary services are currently unavailable. Please check our COVID-19 Updates page for more information on phased restoration of services.
Legal documents may require a Notary's services to be an impartial third party.
We provide free notary services at Cherry Lane, however, a notary may not always be present or available during all open hours.
Please call ahead to schedule an appointment at 208.888.4451.
Photo identification is required. Documents are only valid if signed in front of the Notary.
Bring in a picture ID (driver's license, school ID, passport) and proof of your current address (updated driver's license, utility bill, tenant lease agreement, etc.) to any library location.
You may also register for a library card through the catalog. Registrations made through the catalog will be mailed to you. You will need to present a photo ID and proof of residence when you visit our library to complete your registration.
Those who live within the boundaries of the Ada Community, Boise, Caldwell, Eagle, Garden City, Meridian, or Nampa libraries may obtain their home library cards at a Meridian Library location.
If you reside outside of the Meridian Library's district you may obtain a non-resident card.
For more information, see our Lending Policy.
Materials borrowed from Meridian Library District's collections are not subject to overdue fines. Materials borrowed from other LYNX libraries are subject to the fine policies of the lending library.
We partner with the Meridian Foodbank, and allow some late fees to be waived with non-perishable food donations. Please contact the library to see if your late fee qualifies.
Cherry Lane and Silverstone accept cash, check, or credit/debit card payments, or call 208.888.4451 to pay over the phone with a card. Fines can also be paid by logging in to your account in the library catalog, under Fines & Fees. The Bookmobile and Tiny Library are unable to accept payments, but we can waive fines in exchange for non-perishable food donations at any Bookmobile stop.
See our Service Charges and Fines policy for additional details.
Public computers are free to use at Cherry Lane, Silverstone, and unBound. Software includes internet browsers and Microsoft Office 2013.
Laptops available for in-house use at Cherry Lane.
Edit images, video, and audio with specialty software at unBound.
Access a free Minecraft server at Silverstone.
Print, Copy, Scan
Cherry Lane, Silverstone, and unBound offer printing and copying in color ($.25 per page) and black and white (3 free prints daily + $.10 per page). We offer free scanning at these locations, too. Print posters and banners on a large format printer at unBound ($1 per square foot). Print an object with our 3D printers ($.05 per gram) at Silverstone and unBound.
Free faxing services are available at Cherry Lane and Silverstone.
Free contactless home delivery is available for ALL MLD patrons who live in Meridian. We will deliver books to your front door! You will be able to request delivery of your current holds or select items you want delivered if you don’t already have holds. Learn more
The Meridian Library District offers free Homebound and Senior Delivery Services as well. Meridian Library District residents who are temporarily or permanently confined to their homes due to illness, disability, or any other extenuating circumstance qualifiy for this service.
Please fill out our Community Visit Request form and our staff will contact you to discuss details and set up delivery.
We offer free proctoring services. Students enrolled in online or distance-learning classes can request a proctor to administer exams at Cherry Lane.
Please fill out this entire form, and be sure to click Submit before leaving the page. Our staff will contact you to confirm your appointment after your request is received.
We offering test proctoring at the following times:
M, T, Th: 9 am - 7 pm
W, F: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: 10 am - 4 pm
When you arrive for your proctor appointment you must have photo identification with you.
Outside electronic devices are prohibited as well as any items prohibited by your institution.
We will provide a laptop for online testing.
Our librarians are here to help provide supplemental resources and instruction to classroom teachers in the West Ada School District.
- Assignment Assistance: Let us help you gather resources for an upcoming lesson or assignment.
- Not finding materials you need for a future lesson? Fill out a purchase request form and we will try to add the items to our collection.
- Want to take a field trip to the library? Fill out a library tour request.
- Let us bring the library to you. We're happy to come to your classroom and provide storytimes, book talks, share new technologies, help with research, and more!
- We love storytimes. Librarians are available to share stories and activities in your preschool or kindergarten class, and share tips and best practices for developing early literacy.
- Find articles to use in your lessons. Our research tools cover a variety of subjects for you and your students.
See the Take It Home page for information on the variety of ways you can request books (and so much more).