Checking Out and Renewing Materials

Checking Out Materials

Patrons may use their ELPL card or a picture I.D. (if they have a library account) to check out materials.

Loan Periods

  • Books, Audio books, music CDs -- 4 Weeks
  • DVDs -- 1 Week
  • Magazines -- 1 Week
  • Lit Kits -- 8 Weeks
  • Science/Family Activity Kits -- 2 Weeks
  • T-Mobile Hot Spots -- 2 Weeks
  • MeLCat Materials -- 3 Weeks

Item Limits

  • 10 DVDs
  • 10 Magazines
  • 1 T-Mobile HotSpot
  • 50 items total

Renewing Materials

ELPL items can be renewed up to 2 times for the same period as the initial check out.
MeLCat items can be renewed only once.

If an ELPL item needs to be renewed more than twice, it must be brought into the library and renewed by a staff member.

28-day items can be renewed 14 days prior to the due date.
7-day items can be renewed 3 days prior to the due date.

Items may not be renewed if they are on hold for other patrons.

Items can be renewed:

In person at the Service Desk.
Over the phone by calling the library at (517) 351-2420 ext. 0.

To Renew Online:

Go to
Click "Log In/My ELPL" located at the top right of every page
Click "Login/Register"
Enter your Username or Barcode and Password/PIN
Click Log In
Click "Checked Out," located on the left-hand side of the page
Click "Renew" at the bottom-right of each item record

If you need to renew multiple items at the same time, click the blue "Manage Multiple" button, check the small box next to each item record, and then click the "Renew Selected" button.

If the renewal was successful, the page will update and the renewed items' due dates will change.
Depending on how many items you have checked out, the renewed items may move to the bottom of the list where the latest due dates are located.

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