Lakeland and MCLS Pilot Program

Lakeland Library Cooperative and MCLS Logos
Lakeland Library Cooperative and Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) are partnered to share certain digital resources. This means that all patrons will have additional digital resources available to them.  Instructions for accessing these resources can be found on this page. 

On Libby:



If you’re using a Libby app, you will need enter a new library card onto the app. This is the only way to see and borrow the titles. You will be able to see your checkouts and holds from both accounts on your Shelf. You will need to click on the Libby icon in the top right corner in order to toggle back and forth between Lakeland and MCLS. You will remain signed in on both accounts. Your checked out materials and holds will all be found in the same location. 

We will mention the Libby icon often in these instructions. The icon can be found in the top right corner of the app. This is the Libby icon you will be looking for: 

Libby Icon with Notification
This can be used to quickly toggle back and forth between the library services. 
MCLS and Lakeland Library Cooperative Buttons on Libby

For Howard Miller Card Holders

 

1. Click on the Libby icon in the top right corner.

2. Click on "Add a Library".
Add a Library Example
 3. Type in 49464 (Zip Code) into search bar. Then click on Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. You will be taken to MCLS's homepage. Click on the Libby icon again to get to the next step.
Adding a Library on Libby specifically for adding MCLS Example
4. Click "See Library Cards" followed by "Add A Card". 
See Library Cards on Libby Example

Add a Card on Libby Example
5. Click "I'm Visiting from Another Library". Click on "Lakeland Library Cooperative". 
I am visiting from another library on Libby Example
(It will say Lakeland Library Cooperative on your app)

6. Enter your library card number and click "Sign In". 
Entering Library Card Number on Libby with Howard Miller Card example
Now you're signed into the MCLS collection! Click "Hide" in the top right to get back to the MCLS homepage. Click between the two library systems to change which collection from which you're borrowing. 
Hide button on Libby

For Herrick District Library Card Holders



1. Click on the Libby icon in the top right corner. 

2. Click on "Add a Library".
Add a Library Example

3. Type in 49464 (Zip Code) into search bar. Then click on Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. You will be taken to MCLS's homepage. Click on the Libby icon again to get to the next step.
Adding a Library on Libby specifically for adding Lakeland Library Cooperative Example
4. Click "See Library Cards" followed by "Add A Card". 
See Library Cards on Libby Example

Add a Card on Libby Example

5. Click "I'm Visiting from Another Library". Click on "Midwest Collaborative for Library..." 
I am visiting from another library on Libby Example
6. Scroll down until you see Herrick District Library and click it. Enter your library card number. Click "Sign In". 

Now you're signed into the Lakeland Library Cooperative collection! Click "Hide" in the top right to get back to the MCLS homepage. Click between the two library systems to change which collection from which you're borrowing. 
Hide button on Libby

On the OverDrive Website:



Unlike on Libby, to access the different libraries on the OverDrive website will require you typing in different website addresses. Your checkouts and holds are not in one place. 

For Howard Miller Card Holders



Go to www.mlc.overdrive.com and click "Sign In". Find "Lakeland Library Cooperative" in the list of libraries. Enter your library card number. Click "REMEMBER MY LIBRARY CARD NUMBER ON THIS DEVICE". This will allow you to quickly sign in again.


For Herrick District Library Card Holders



Go to https://lakeland.overdrive.com and click "Sign In". Find "Herrick District Library". It will be below White Lake, not in the first group of "H" libraries. Enter your library card number. Click "REMEMBER MY LIBRARY CARD NUMBER ON THIS DEVICE". This will allow you to quickly sign in again.

On the OverDrive App: 



This is kind of a mix of OverDrive's website and Libby's app. You have to toggle between the libraries for holds, but all of your checkouts are on your bookshelf. 

For Howard Miller Card Holders



  1. Click on the three bars on the top left corner. 
  2. Click Manage libraries
  3. Click on the + sign in the top right corner. 
  4. Search for Herrick District Library. Click on it.
  5. Click Midwest Collaborative for Library Services.
  6. Find "Lakeland Library Cooperative" in the list of libraries. 
  7. Enter your library card number.
Now you're signed into the MCLS collection! To get back to the Lakeland Library Cooperative you will need to click the three bars in the top left corner. You will see Lakeland Library Cooperative and Midwest Collaborative for Library Services above the Manage libraries option. Click between the two library systems to change which collection from which you're borrowing. 

For Herrick District Library Card Holders



  1. Click on the three bars on the top left corner. 
  2. Click Manage libraries
  3. Click on the + sign in the top right corner. 
  4. Search for Howard Miller Library. Click on it.
  5. Click Lakeland Library Cooperative.
  6. Find "Herrick District Library" in the list of libraries. It will be below White Lake, not in the first group of "H" libraries. 
  7. Enter your library card number.
Now you're signed into the Lakeland Library Cooperative collection! To get back to the MCLS you will need to click the three bars in the top left corner. You will see Lakeland Library Cooperative and Midwest Collaborative for Library Services above the Manage libraries option. Click between the two library systems to change which collection from which you're borrowing.