To use MelCat you will be asked for your library card number or your driver's license number. 

  • Books and Authors - A database to help you decide what to read next. Search by character, topic, setting, time period, genre, title, author, and series.
  • Library Thing - Join the world’s largest book club. Library Thing connects you to people who read what you do.
  • What's Next from the Kent District Library - Helps you search for fiction books in a series.


Search MeLCat

Search for books, audio, movies, music and more!


Downloadable Books and More

Overdrive Downloadable Books and Audio Books (see instructions below)

Project Gutenberg Free downloadable books - Always available!

Google Books

Online Books Page

Classic Authors Online

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Overdrive Instructions:

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.

*  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)  


Reader's Corner

Not sure what to read?  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.






New Items at LDL- These lists change on a monthly basis, generally at the end of the month.

General Fiction




Historical Fiction


New Fiction coming soon

Audio Books

Book Page

All About Romance

Reader’s Advice

Online Book Clubs


Bestseller Lists

See what everyone’s reading!

New York Times 

USA Today

National Indie Bestsellers

Barnes and Noble



Book Club in a Bag

Loutit District Library is happy to offer Book Clubs in a Bag—everything you need for a great book discussion, all in one handy bag. Each bag includes 10 copies of a great 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. Call a librarian for more information – 616-842-5560 x 214.


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Telephone: 616-842-5560
Fax: 616-847-0570

Library Hours

Mon-Thurs 9AM-9PM
Friday 9AM-6PM
Saturday 9AM-5PM
Sunday - School Year 1PM-5PM
Sunday - Summer Closed

Cheapstacks Hours

Monday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Tuesday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Wednesday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Thursday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Friday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM