Initiating the Request
Do you need a certain item that is not on our shelves? Visit the Information Desk, and the librarians will be glad to assist you in locating and requesting the materials you need. You can also place holds at the OPAC stations located throughout the Adult and Youth Wings and from home by logging onto My Account. Just have your library card and PIN on hand. Items requested through the Lakeland Library Cooperative usually arrive within a week if they are on the shelf at the owning library. For phone assistance in placing holds, call 616-842-5560 x214.
Your Request Has Arrived!
We receive delivery from the Lakeland Library Cooperative on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Holds are processed the moment they arrive. We will contact you by phone that morning and leave a message if we cannot reach you. We respect your privacy and will not give details about the materials you requested to another party or to your answering machine. Do you want to be notified the second your hold arrives? Sign up for email notification!
Picking Up Holds
The material you requested will be held for one week only before it must be returned to the owning library or to our shelves. You can pick up your items at the Check-Out Desk. There are shelves to the right of the desk where you’ll find materials sorted by the last name of the requester. To check these items out, you’ll need to take them to the Check-Out Desk.
Special Note About Holds & Interloans
Changes regarding requesting items from other libraries have been made throughout the Lakeland Library Cooperative. You are no longer able to request audiovisual items from other libraries. This includes audio books, DVDs, videos, and music CDs. Additionally, new books within six months of publication may not be requested from other libraries.
If Loutit District Library is your home library, you may continue to place holds on audiovisual items and new books owned by Loutit District Library. You may also go to another library in the Lakeland Library Cooperative to check out materials but they must be returned to the library where they were checked out.
These changes were made as a result of continuing decreases in state aid to libraries.