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Walker Branch Closing Early Wednesday, September 5

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The Walker branch will close at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 5, for carpet cleaning. Regular hours (9:30 AM to 8:00 PM) will resume on Thursday, September 6. We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause.


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MeLCat Unavailable Tuesday, August 28

Monday, August 27th, 2012

MeLCat, the service that allows KDL cardholders to request items from libraries around the state, will be unavailable starting at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 28 to perform a software upgrade. Searching, placing requests, and renewing MeLCat items will not be possible during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

UPDATE: As of 12:30 PM, MeLCat is back to full operation. Thanks for your patience! 

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Limited Access to Kentwood Branch

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

UPDATE (1:30 PM): The gas line has been repaired and patrons can once again access the Kentwood branch from 52nd St. and Breton.

Thanks for your patience!

Due to a construction crew hitting a gas line, access to the Kentwood branch may currently be limited.

  • Breton is closed south of 44th St. due to construction, so there is no access from north of the branch.
  • The intersection of 52nd St. and Breton is blocked by fire trucks, so there is no access from south of the branch.
  • The fire department is temporarily allowing access via Walma, but only until they reopen 52nd and Breton.

Some of the city buildings have been evacuated, but the library is still open.

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Grandville Branch Closing at 3:00 PM

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The Grandville branch will be closing at 3:00 PM today (Friday, June 29), due to no air conditioning. They hope to reopen at their normally scheduled time of 9:30 AM tomorrow.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Catalog Maintenance Tonight

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The Encore catalog (http://frodo.llcoop.org) will be unavailable this evening as the Lakeland Library Cooperative performs maintenance on the server. Downtime will begin at 5:00 PM and will last for about 2 hours.

However, the “Classic” catalog (http://lakenet.llcoop.org) will still be available, as will patron account information (http://sam.llcoop.org/patroninfo). You can also contact our Patron Services Department at 616-784-2007 for assistance until 8:00 PM.

Thanks for your patience!


UPDATE: The server maintenance is complete and the Encore catalog is back up and running again. Thanks for your patience!



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ALERT: Kentwood Branch Has Re-opened

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Power has been restored to the Kentwood branch, and the doors will be open until 8:00 PM tonight (regular hours). Thank you for your patience!


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ALERT: Kentwood Branch Closed

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Due to a power outage, the Kentwood branch is closed until further notice. We will send an update notice if the branch reopens today. For a complete list of other branches, visit http://www.kdl.org/branches. You can also call our Patron Services Department at 616-784-2007.


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Telephone Renewal Service Unavailable

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

The Lakeland Library Cooperative’s automated telephone renewal service (616-647-BOOK) is currently unavailable. IT staff are working to get it back up and running again, but in the meantime, you can renew items by calling KDL’s Patron Services Department at 616-784-2007 during library open hours or by logging into your online account using your library card number and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number).

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

UPDATE (5-18-12): The automated telephone system is back up and running. Thank you for your patience!


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Phone System Issue

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

We are currently experiencing problems with our phone system. Thanks for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

UPDATE: Phone service has been restored. You can once again reach us by calling 616-784-2007. Thanks for your patience!

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Emergency Closing: Sand Lake Branch

Monday, April 16th, 2012

The Sand Lake / Nelson Township branch will be closed for the remainder of today (Monday, April 16) due to a power outage.

Their “Dogs for Dollars” fundraiser at the Rockford Corner Bar tonight will still take place as scheduled.

The branch will re-open tomorrow if power is restored. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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