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Downloadable Books and More!


To borrow e-books from Overdrive you will need a valid Loutit District Library Card and a computer with Internet access, a smartphone, a tablet, or an eReader that uses one of the required formats -- EPUB, PDF, or Kindle.  See instuctions below or see a library staff member at the Adult Information Desk for more information on how to access this service.

-  How to borrow and download e-books from Loutit District Library
-  How to borrow and download audio books from Loutit District Library
-  Using the Overdrive app for e-books and downloadable audio books
-  Instructions for Kindle users (Kindle Fire users should use the Overdrive Media Console app)   



To download online magazines, you will need to create an account with Zinio using a valid Loutit District Library Card.  See the Zinio User Guide for instructions or see a library staff member at the Adult Information Desk for more information on how to access this service.


Other sources for downloadable e-books include Project GutenbergGoogle BooksOnline Books PageClassic Authors Online, and eBook Collection (EBSCOhost).  

Reader's Corner

Not sure what to read next?  Try these links for reviews and suggestions.  You can also keep track of what you read by accessing My Account and clicking on the Reading History button on the right side of the screen.  Then click on the Opt In button on the left side of the screen.  The system will start logging what you check out.  You can opt out at any time if you change you mind.



 All About Romance

 Reader’s Advice

 Online Book Clubs

New Items at LDL

New Fiction 

New Non-Fiction

Coming soon!

New Audio Books


 Bestseller Lists

See what everyone’s reading!

New York Times 

USA Today

National Indie Bestsellers

Barnes and Noble



Book Club in a Bag

Reserve one of our Book Clubs in a Bag using our new KitKeeper software HERE. Each Book Club in a Bag contains 10 copies of a book, discussion questions, author information, and read-alike bookmarks. Book Clubs in a Bag are available to anyone with a valid Lakeland Library Cooperative library card, but must be checked out in-person at the Loutit District Library Adult Information Desk. Bags circulate for six weeks. If you have questions, ask at the Adult Information Desk or call 616.842.5560 x214. For a list of current Book Clubs in a Bag, click HERE.


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