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. Devices (Hot Spots, iPads, and Launchpads) 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 last name, library barcode number or alternate I.D., and your PIN number.

  • Your checked out items will be displayed. Place a check mark in the box next to the items you wish to renew and click on the Renew Selected button at the top or bottom of the page. If you wish to renew all of the items in the list, you may simply click on the Renew All button.

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 iPads and 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 author, title, keyword, or subject.

  • Select the item from the results list and click the Request button at the top of the record.

  • When you request materials through the library’s catalog or the form on the Curbside Pickup webpage,  you can pickup your items by coming into the library and asking at the front desk or by curbside pickup.  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.