Library materials can be renewed up to 3 times as long as there are no holds on the item for another patron with the exception of devices and Library of Things. Devices (Hot Spots and Launchpads) and Library of Things cannot be renewed. MelCat non-AV items may be renewed once if allowed by the lending library.

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, 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.