Digital Materials Overview

LDL patrons residing in our legal service area have access to e-books, e-audiobooks, movies, music and more through Libby and hoopla. Libby and hoopla are separate apps with different titles available. We recommend patrons use both to maximize digital content access. Both Libby and hoopla can be accessed through a computer, a tablet or a smart phone. 

You will need your LDL library card barcode and the PIN created with your account to log into Libby or hoopla. You can reset your PIN online or contact any LDL branch for help. 

 

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What is the Legal Service Area?

Our legal service areas are townships within Lapeer County that do not have their own home library. 

Our LEGAL SERVICE AREA includes: Arcadia Township, Burlington Township, Burnside Township, Clifford Village, Columbiaville Village, Deerfield Township, Elba Township, Hadley Township, Lapeer City, Lapeer Township, Marathon Township, Mayfield Township, Metamora Township, Metamora Village, Oregon Township, Otter Lake Village and Rich Township.

Patrons residing in Lapeer District Library‚Äôs legal service area have full access to digital material. Patrons outside of the legal service area do not have access to LDL digital materials.

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To Access Libby

From a computer, visit libbyapp.com/library/mmlc or access the link from our website.

For most Handheld Devices (aOS, iOS, Kindle) download the Libby App from the app store, including the Amazon store for Kindle users.

  • 12 items may be checked out at any one time.
  • Holds may be placed to reserve items. There is a limited number of digital copies of each item available for check out.
  • Materials can be downloaded for later use or streamed through any internet connection.
  • No fines or fees are associated with Libby. When items are due they will be automatically returned and removed from your device. 
  • To log in, use your library card number and your library card PIN.

To Access hoopla

From a computer, visit hoopladigital.com or access the link from our website.

Most handheld devices (aOS, iOS, Kindle) can download the hoopla Digital App from the app store.

  • Each patron has 3 instant borrows per month and 5 flex borrows. Instant Borrows are available instantly, there are no wait times for these items. Flex Borrows may be checked out at any time and do not count toward your monthly total. Flex titles may only be borrowed by one patron at a time, but holds can be placed on checked out titles.
  • On a phone or tablet, materials can be downloaded for later use or streamed through any internet connection. On a computer, you must stream the content.
  • No fines or fees are associated with hoopla.  Items are automatically returned when due.

Partner Libraries on Libby

In 2023, we partnered with other libraries in Michigan to share online collections. This means all LDL patrons in the library's legal service area have access to other library's collections on Libby. 

Adding partner libraries to your Libby account in an optional step, you do not have to add partner libraries to continue accessing the Lapeer District Library collection in Libby, but it will give you access to more digital materials.  

How to Add Partner Libraries on Libby  

  1. In Libby, go to MENU > Add Library.
  2.  Search for the partner library you want to add (see list below) and open it.
  3. Tap Sign in With My Card and under Partner Libraries, choose LDL.
  4. Sign in with your Lapeer District Library barcode and PIN. You have to add your LDL barcode and PIN each time you add a new partner library and on every device you use to connect to Libby.

Partner Libraries

  • Download Destination
  • Great Lakes Digital Libraries
  • Lakeland Digital Library
  • Metro Net Library Consortium
  • Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Suburban Library Cooperative
  • Traverse Area District Library
  • Up North Digital Consortium
  • White Pine Library Cooperative
  • Woodlands Downloadable Library