Library materials can be renewed up to 3 times, excluding the restrictions listed below. Items that can be renewed will auto-renew twice, with the third renewal needing to be done manually by patrons or staff. Auto-renewal will occur four days before an item’s due date and a courtesy notice will be sent out with the new due date. Four days will be added to the item’s due date so no time is lost by the auto-renewal process.

The auto-renewal process will be blocked for accounts with billed items.

Items that cannot be auto-renewed:

  • Hotspots cannot be renewed

  • Items with holds cannot be renewed

  • Items that have been auto-renewed twice

  • MelCat items (Items may be manually renewed once before the item’s due date if allowed by the lending library)

  • Library of Things items cannot be renewed (not including games and puzzles, which can be renewed)

  • Book Club in a Bag (Allowed one manual renewal)

Phone Renewal

Call the Circulation Desk at 517.546.0720 extension 102 during regular library hours. Please have your library card available for faster service.

Renew Online

  • Renew library materials online through the Library Catalog via the Log In prompt or by using the My Account button in the menu on this page.

  • Log in with your library barcode number or alternate I.D., and your PIN number.

  • Your checked out items will be displayed. Click the Renew link on the items you wish to renew.

Please note your new due dates as it may not be the same for different material types.

Requesting Materials and Holds

Patrons with a valid HCDL library card may request most circulating library materials with the exception of Launchpads. If the requested item is not available, the patron may place a hold on the item or items.

Requesting Materials by Phone

Call the Information Desk at 517.546.0720 extension 106 during regular library hours. Please have your library card available for faster service.

Requesting Materials Online

  • Go to the HCDL catalog and log in to your library account.

  • After logging in, search the catalog for the item by keyword, title or author.

  • Click the Request button for the item you want.

  • When you request materials through the library’s catalog or the form on the Request Materials page, you can pickup your items on the holdshelf, by curbside pickup, by 24/7 locker pickup, or by coming into the library and asking at the front desk. These options are available for requests on materials that are currently checked out, requesting materials currently on the shelves, and MelCat items.

  • If you conduct your search before logging in to your account, clicking on the Request button will prompt you to log in to your account.

  • You will be notified when your item is ready to be picked up by your preferred notification method (email, text or phone).

Please remember to click on the Logout button when you are finished.