The world’s largest language-learning service, with 80 languages, ESL for 50 non-English languages, and over 3,750 available courses. Learn how to actually speak a foreign language with the help of pronunciation analysis, virtual coaches, and simulated conversations using your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

Reaching your professional and educational goals has never been easier! Learn business, creative, education, and tech skills taught by expert instructors. Your library card allows you to stream thousands of online video tutorials. Learn new skills from industry experts who are passionate about teaching. Learn anywhere — switching between your computer, tablet, or mobile device is easy. All you need is your Loutit District Library card number and PIN to set up your free account and start learning today!

A powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents.  Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

MeL provides statewide access to nearly 40 subscription based eResources, contains vetted Web sites on business, jobs, legal, health, government, books and literacy, kids, and teens. Other components of the Michigan eLibrary include: MeLCat, a statewide borrowing system over 430 libraries; Michigana, a portal for discovering primary resources, such as photographs, diaries, maps, and more on Michigan history or Michigan’s place in American History; and the Michigan Online Resources for Educators (M.O.R.E.), a portal linking to tens of thousands of curricular based resources such as lesson plans, interactives, videos, and more that are aligned to the state and national standards.

An interactive online learning platform featuring seven interactive learning centers: High School Equivalency, College Preparation, College, Career, Adult Learning, School, and Recursos para Hispanohablantes. Michigan residents or Michigan library access only. (Courtesy of Michigan eLibrary).

Repair information and schedules, diagrams, parts and labor estimates, service alerts, and recalls for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. (Courtesy of Michigan eLibrary). If you are unable to access this database, you may need to access this eResource at the library instead of remotely.

Research Assistance

Our staff is happy to assist you with your research, whether in person, by phone, or via email. If you are unable to come to the library, we can email, mail, or fax information to you, but if your research requires a great deal of staff time and postage, we will charge a fee. The amount will vary depending on the complexity of the research and is determined by library staff. Call 616.850.6914 or email loutit@loutitlibrary.org for assistance.