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Our summer hours start this weekend: All KDL branches will be closed Sundays from May 27 through Sept. 2. We will also be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

Services

Borrowing and Renewing Materials

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The Kent District Library circulates a wide variety of materials, from books and movies to popular music CDs and video games — with no rental fees! Read below for additional information regarding our policies.

Lending materials

3-week checkout

  • Books and audiobooks
  • TV series and informational DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Video games
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • eComics via hoopla

1-week checkout

  • Major motion picture DVDs
  • Children’s DVDs
  • Magazines
  • Music albums via hoopla
  • TV episodes via hoopla

3-day checkout

  • Movies via hoopla

Indefinitely

  • eMagazines downloaded from Zinio
  • DRM-free MP3 music downloaded from Freegal

Overdue fines

Fines for physical items are 15 cents per day, including major motion picture and children’s DVDs. Overdue fines are not incurred on digital items.

Note: If fines or fees exceed $20, circulation services will be restricted.

Renewals

Most items can be renewed up to three times if no one else is waiting for them. Items with holds or past their allowable renewals cannot be renewed. 

Ways to renew:

  • In person at any branch.
  • By phone by calling our Patron Services Department at 616-784-2007.
  • On your mobile device using the BookMyne app.
  • Visiting the KDL.org webpage:
    1. Select the “My Account” link in the top right of the homepage.
    2. Enter your barcode and PIN and click “Log In.”
    3. From the “Checkouts” tab, you may select, then renew items you have checked out.

Holds

You may currently have a maximum of 50 item holds placed on your card at any given time.

To place a hold on an item, locate the item in our online catalog and select the “Place Hold” button. Enter your library card and PIN number, then designate a KDL branch pick-up location.

You may also place holds on your mobile device using the BookMyne app.