About KDL

Lance WernerWelcome to the Kent District Library! Since 1936, our goal has been to provide library resources that enhance our residents' quality of life. From early literacy programs for children to computer classes for adults, we offer lifelong learning opportunities for all ages. We also provide services that stimulate the mind as well as the imagination, including arts workshops, author visits, storytime programs, and much more.

At the Kent District Library, we recognize that, as technology changes, so do the needs of our users. That's why, while we currently offer one of the largest collections of books, movies, and music in the state, we are also dedicated to providing new media such as eBooks, downloadable music, online research tools, and more. With these resources, our goal is to serve our users wherever and whenever they need us. Convenience is king, and we've taken this to heart.

If you haven't explored your Kent District Library lately, I encourage you to do so. You may be surprised by what you find!


Lance M. Werner, Director
Kent District Library
Office: 616-784-2091


Kent District Library is a public library system comprised of 18 branch libraries in 27 governmental units throughout Kent County, Michigan. It is supported by millage dollars and private donations. KDL serves 395,660 people in all areas of Kent County except the cities of Grand Rapids and Cedar Springs, the village of Sparta, and Solon and Sparta townships. The Kent District Library is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.


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