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Frequently Asked Questions:

The following is a list of commonly asked questions.  If you do not find an answer to your question, please contact us.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A LIBRARY CARD?

To apply for a library card, stop by the library and complete a registration form.  Please bring a valid Michigan Driver’s License or Michigan ID.  To save time, use our online registration.

HOW DO I GET FREE/DISCOUNTED PASSES TO MUSEUMS?

Check out the Michigan Activity Pass website for free/discounted passes to museums and attractions throughout Michigan.

HOW DO I RESERVE THE COMMUNITY ROOM?

The library uses software to manage community room reservations.  Reservations can be made online for any time during library operating hours.  Non-profit organizations may use the room at no cost. All other organizations, businesses, and individuals may use the room for $50 for 4 hours.  

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN MY ITEMS ARE DUE?

Each time you check out items, the library will issue a receipt for you with the due dates for your materials.  You can also check your account at any time to see when items are due, renew items, or reserve items.  Need a reminder BEFORE your items are due?  Sign up for E-Mail Notification and you will recieve an e-mail reminder three days prior to the due date of your materials.  Click here for more info on loan periods and item limits.

HOW DO I RENEW MY MATERIALS?

Most materials are auto-renewed three days before they are due, unless there is a hold on the item.  Most items will auto-renew up to two times.

HOW DO I RESERVE AN ITEM?

Click here to log in to your account. Holds can be placed on any items that are on the shelf at the Allendale Library or currently checked out. Holds can also be placed on materials from other Lakeland Cooperative libraries (exceptions being new items, A/V materials, and special collection items).  All items on hold will be available at the circulation desk once they arrive.

HOW DO I FIND MY PIN?

Your PIN is initially set to be the last 4 digits of the phone number on your account.  If you have registered for E-Mail Notification, you can change your PIN number via the Lakeland Library Cooperative website.  If you experience difficulty with your PIN number, please contact the library.

HOW DO I PAY MY FINES ONLINE?

Click here to log in to your account. Fines can be paid by logging into your account.  Use your library card and PIN number to access your account.  Select the fines you wish to pay online and enter your credit or debit card number to pay fines.

HOW DO I USE A COMPUTER AT THE LIBRARY?

Public use computers are available for free use.  To log on to public computers, you must have a library card in good standing or, if a visitor to the community, a driver’s license/picture ID.  

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY?

Would you like to volunteer at the library?  Are you 14 years or older?  Interested volunteers should fill out the appropriate forms below.  Once complete, drop the forms off at the library.  Your application will be reviewed and if we have a need for help, we will reach out to you for next steps.

Teen Application (ages 14 - 17)
Adult Application (ages 18+)
Volunteer Handbook