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Library & Lakeland Coop News

Recent changes to Lakeland Cooperative


Effective April 1st, 2019


Things to know about Auto Renewal:

  1. Auto renewal is NOT an additional renewal, it is one more way for a patron to have items renewed. Currently patrons use Shoutbomb, i-Tiva, My Account and staff to renew items.  Auto renewal is a new additional way for a renewal to happen.
  2. Rules that currently allow two manual renewals will allow 2 auto renewals, rules that allow 1 manual renewal will allow 1 auto renewal, non-renewable items will remain non-renewable.
  3. Auto renewal will NOT renew titles with holds or items that have reached the maximum number of allowed renewals.
  4. Auto renewals will renew items during the courtesy notice process (3 days ahead of the due date), new due date calculated based on the actual due date of the items for 7 or 21 days, depending on the rules associated with that particular item.

Effective Feb. 4th, 2019

Return anywhere reinstated.  Patrons may now return library material owned by Lakeland Library Cooperative member libraries and Kent District Libraries to any other LLC member library or KDL location regardless of where the materials were originally checked out.  The details…

  • Items may appear on your account for a few days after return. They may need to travel to a central location before they get checked-in fine free.
  • If you check out materials from Grand Rapids Public Library, please return them to a GRPL location only.
  • For more information, talk with a staff member at your home library.

 *GRPL is not participating in the Return Anywhere program at this time, but they will be happy to reexamine it in the future after the completion of their strategic plan.

Effective December 6th, 2018

Within the next month the Lakeland Library Cooperative Libraries will be switching to automated calls for hold pickups and overdue notices.  You may not recognize this telephone number beginning with the area code 616-559, also the number will be recognized by caller ID and smart phones as Lakeland Library Cooperative.

For your convenience patrons may also now renew items by an automated system by calling 616-453-2575.  You will need to have your library card barcode and your pin number available.

Effective October 1, 2017

DVD's and music are again available through interlibrary loan.  Please be aware that all libraries within our cooperative individually could set their own loan rules and/or opt in/opt out of interlibrary loan.

Effective December 1, 2016

Three days Delivery have been reinstated.  Delivery to the Saranac and Clarksville Library's will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of every week.  Holds will be available for pickup only at your home library.

Effective July 1, 2010

  • Holds will be available for pickup only at your home library

Effective October 1, 2014

  • Audio Books have been reinstated for interlibrary loan.  Patrons may place holds on audio books that are not available at their home library. 

What Can You Do?

  • Call your Legislator
  • Donate dollars ($) to add materials to your home library's collection

Digital Catalog
Libby by Overdrive

Check out our large collection of downloadable library material available to you on Hoopla, Freading and Libby by Overdrive and the Overdrive Website.  Access
eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and also download movies, tv shows, music, comics and more!

Click here for a link to Hoopla Instructional Videos
Click here for how to videos to getting started with the Libby App or
Click here for how to install Libby on Kindle Fire
Click here for all Digital Media Tutorials


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