Did you know your Kent District Library (KDL) card can do much more than check out books?! This library has some truly incredible offerings.
The Library loans more than books.
Of course, you can borrow books. You can also borrow bicycles, iPads, Wi-Fi hotspots, GoPro cameras and more from the KDL Beyond Books Collection.
The Collection includes:
- GoPro cameras
- Graphing calculators
- Green screen and umbrella kits
- KDL Cruisers (bikes)
- MiFi Verizon Hotspots
- Nintendo Switch consoles
- Portable turntables
- Spot thermal cameras
To check out these items, you must be at least 18 years old and have less than $20 in accrued fines. You will also need a KDL library card and you’ll be expected to sign a borrower’s agreement. Most items can be checked out for up to three weeks.
You can stream content from home!
Use your library card benefits from home! Stream audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, games and download comic books from the comfort of your own home.
With your library card, you can access content from CloudLibrary, Hoopla, RB Digital, Freegal and TumbleBooks. Details here.
You also get access to tons of online resources.
Start a garden with the KDL Seed Library!
The seed library allows patrons to borrow heirloom seeds. The seeds are available at all branches and are not limited to KDL cardholders. The seeds are categorized by how difficult it is to save the seeds, not by how difficult it is to grow the plant.
You will be expected to gather seeds and return them to the library to be checked out by someone else.
Kids love the Kent District Library!
The library has a designated KDLville interactive play space that is designed to encourage literacy.
They also have a KDL Lab Experience for children and teens. This program provides an interactive space where school-age kids can learn STEAM skills. In this space, your kids can use neat tools like the 3Doodler, littleBits kits, and more.
Disabled patrons can receive accessibility services.
The Kent District Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped serves the counties of Kent, Montcalm and Ionia counties. Visually impaired citizens of those areas can receive books, magazines, videos and DVDs in alternative formats from this library. Materials are shipped free and mailed back for free.