materials available for loan from our collections
INTERLIBRARY LOAN (MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM OTHER LIBRARIES' COLLECTIONS TO BE PICKED UP AT MDL)
- The Library can easily and quickly borrow books for you from other libraries through the TLN shared catalog (eLibrary) or MeLCat. You can ask a staff member to assist you in requesting materials from other libraries, or you can request materials yourself using the on-line catalog, your library card number, and the PIN you chose when you signed up for your card.
RECIPROCAL BORROWING (MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM OTHER LIBRARIES' COLLECTIONS TO BE PICKED UP AT THOSE LIBRARIES)
- The Manchester District Library participates in the TLN Reciprocal Borrowing program. Under this program, you may be able to visit and check out items at participating libraries using your Manchester District Library card. For example, you can present your card at the Chelsea or Dexter libraries to check out materials, just as you would here (in fact, your library card will work at any of the 50+ Shared System Libraries in the metro Detroit area).
- Our Library's items can be renewed up to 2 times, unless another patron has requested the item. You can renew books yourself from our online catalog or by calling the library at 734-428-8045. Materials from other libraries may or may not be renewable, based on the owning library's policies.
- Patrons are asked to make reasonable efforts to return items in a timely fashion. If you do forget about an item and it is two weeks overdue, the library will send you a notice via email or regular mail. When an item is four weeks overdue, the patron is sent a bill for replacement cost of the item.
- Patrons are asked to take reasonable care of materials. However, the staff also understands that things happen--if your new puppy chews up a book, it won't be the first time we've seen it and we won't ban you from the library. If there is a problem, ask the staff member on duty for advice on the best way to handle it.
- We understand that books, discs, etc. have limited lifespans. If a book is worn out, or a DVD won't play, please let staff know when you return the item so that we can evaluate it for repair or replacement.