Fruitport District Library

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Locate Materials

Tips for locating materials through Fruitport District Library

  • Books, DVDs, Audio Books, and Magazines at Fruitport District library: Locate these materials by asking your Fruitport District librarian for assistance or by search the Lakeland Library Cooperative Website and limited your search by selecting 'Fruitport District Library' in the Add Limits section near the top of the 'Advanced Keyword Search.' 
  • Books, DVDs, & audio books from other Lakeland Libraries: Place holds on materials found at other Lakeland libraries by logging on, searching, and requesting materials from Lakeland Libraries. It's free to request these materials, and the materials will be shipped directly to Fruitport District Library. If the items are currently available, it normally takes about a week for them to arrive. Click on the following icon to place a hold on materials from other Lakeland libraries. 

Search for books and other library materials

  • Mel Cat (inter-library book loans): Fruitport District Library residents may request books from other libraries in Michigan using MelCat. Patrons should first check Lakeland as holds placed in Lakeland will arrive faster, it saves Fruitport District Library money, and the late fines and book damages fees are generally considerably less at Lakeland Libraries. Click on the following icon to place a hold using MelCat. Click here for a video tutorial.

  • MEL (Michigan eLibrary) online databases (periodicals). Michigan eLibrary provides free access to thousands of magazines, newspapers, and other electronic resources through their site. Click on the Michigan eLibrary icon to access these databases.

NOTE: Accessing the resources on this page requires a FDL library card # & pin (usually the last 4 digits of your phone #).