More Than a Building
A Henika District Library card gives you more than just what's in our building. You can access tons of resources from home or go on an adventure across the state! Explore more of what your library card has to offer below with:
The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is a statewide collaborative program between Michigan’s public libraries and participating partner destinations. MAP provides Michigan library cardholders the opportunity to discover and learn more about participating cultural destinations, parks, campgrounds, and recreation areas in Michigan at a discounted rate. Patrons may check out one MAP pass per library card every 7 days.
When you check out a MAP pass, you have 7 days from the date it was reserved to use it. Visit miactivitypass.org to learn about all of the places your library card can take you!
Thanks to a generous grant from Booklist, Henika patrons can now access issues of Booklist for free online!
Download these free apps onto your device and enjoy thousands of titles wherever you go!
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!
Click HERE to download instructions on how
to download and use the new app!
*Please note that we will be switching app servicers soon. The current app, hosted by Capira, will be discontinued on Tuesday, December 12th. There will be a gap in app service while we migrate to our new provider, BiblioCommons. We expect this to be completed by March. Sorry for any inconvenience.*
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, Woodlands Downloadable Library, Mideastern Michigan Library Consortium, Metro Net Library 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 and other partner collections. 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, Mideastern Michigan Library Consortium, Great Lakes Digital Libraries (GLDL), White Pine Library Cooperative (Fuel Your Mind), Up North Digital Consortium, Woodlands Downloadable Library, Metro Net Library Consortium, and Download Destination. Instead of searching for Lakeland or Midwest Collaborative, you will search for the partner collection of your choice 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:
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.