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Click HERE to download instructions on how to connect your library account to Libby. Our patrons are now able to connect to several electronic collections!
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Partnering Library Collections through Libby
Lakeland Library Cooperative, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), Suburban Library Cooperative, Great Lakes Digital Libraries (GLDL), White Pine Library Cooperative (Fuel Your Mind), Up North Digital Consortium, and Download Destination are partnered to share certain digital resources. This means that all patrons will have additional digital resources available to them. Instructions for accessing these resources can be found on this page.
If you’re using a Libby app, you will need enter a new library card onto the app. This is the only way to see and borrow the titles. You will be able to see your checkouts and holds from both accounts on your Shelf. You will need to click on the Libby icon in the middle of the bottom menu to toggle back and forth between Lakeland, MCLS, and Suburban. You will remain signed in on all accounts. Your checked out materials and holds will all be found in the same location.
The instructions below work the same way for Suburban Library Cooperative, White Pine Library Cooperative, Great Lakes Digital Libraries, and Download Destination. Instead of searching for Lakeland or Midwest Collaborative, you will search for Suburban Library Cooperative and follow the remaining steps.
We will mention the menu icon often in these instructions. The icon can be found at the center of the bottom menu. This is the menu icon you will be looking for:
Signing up with other libraries:
The instructions below work the same way for Suburban Library Cooperative, Great Lakes Digital Libraries, White Pine Library Cooperative, Up North Digital Consortium, and Download Destination. Instead of searching for Lakeland or Midwest Collaborative, you will search for the other collection of your choice and follow the remaining steps.
1. Click on the menu icon in the center of the bottom menu.
2. Click on "Add a Library"
3. Type in Midwest Collaborative into search bar. Then click on Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. You will be taken to MCLS's homepage. You'll notice a menu on the homepage:
4. Click "I'm Visiting from Another Library". Click on "Lakeland Library Cooperative".
6. Enter your library card number and PIN and click "Sign In". Hint: Your PIN is four numbers you chose that you would remember. If you don't remember, try the last four digits of your phone number or call us and we can reset it.
Now you're signed into the MCLS collection!
We are excited to announce the MI-83 Digital Library Connection project has added 1,466 ebooks and 532 audiobooks to Libby!
The new titles cover topics including addiction, mental health, money management, homeschooling, clean eating & cooking, grief, and some fiction titles. You can view full the collection in the Libby app.
The MI-83 Digital Library Connection project is funded by an ARPA grant, provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan, an agency of the Michigan Department of Education.