Use the online catalog

You can search the online catalog, called Lakenet, by Title, Author, Subject or Keyword. Search for authors with their last names first (e.g. Grisham, John). If a subject search doesn’t turn up anything, try a keyword search. Also, keyword can be useful when you know only part of a title or author name.

Lakenet will search All Locations in the Lakeland Library Cooperative unless you limit it to a specific library. You can switch from All Locations to Loutit District Library by choosing it from the list in that box.

The results from Lakenet will be in alphabetical order by title unless you change the box that says Sorted By. If you change the Sorted By box to Date, the newest items will come up first.

Many items will have multiple copies, but the catalog will only show the first three locations. If there are more copies, it will say There are additional copies/volumes of this item underneath. To see the other locations, click the title. If more than ten libraries in the Cooperative have an item, you will see a bar at the bottom of the list that says View additional copies or search for a specific volume/copy. Click that to see all the locations.

There are many kinds of materials in Lakenet. Notice that along with the title, you’ll see an icon (little picture). This tells you whether you are looking at the record for a book, large print book, DVD, VHS tape, book on CD, book on tape, music CD, etc.

There are many more things you can do with Lakenet. Ask a reference librarian to show you!

Register for a Program

Click here to access the Event Calendar. The events that require registration are designated by the underlined event titles. Click on the underlined event title to sign up for the event. Please give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend. For staff assistance, call 616-842-5560 Ext. 232.

See library events and programs

Click here to access the Event Calendar. Roll your cursor over an event title for a complete description, target audience, location, registration (if required), and cost (if any).