On Friday, October 10, the Kent District Library will join over 250 public, academic, school and special libraries in adding an enhanced resource sharing service called MeLCat. The MeLCat service is a statewide initiative providing access to millions of library items, including books and multimedia, from libraries around the state.
This new service gives KDL customers the ability to search a single comprehensive catalog and place requests for items to be delivered to their home library within a few business days. Most of these materials may be borrowed at no charge. Just use your KDL library card to complete a materials request. The service will be provided directly through a link on the LakeNet Online Catalog.
In addition to popular materials, MeLCat will provide access to valuable local history materials not currently available through our cooperative. KDL is a part of the Lakeland Library Cooperative, which currently provides access to over 4 million items and over 900,000 titles. MeLCat now expands those resources to over 26 million items and over 8 million titles statewide.
Check out MeLCat starting October 10.
Posted by: Shannon