How do I find materials?
Use our Library Catalog to search for books, music, or movies. You can place a hold for items that are checked out or in the library. When they are available, we will pull the items for you, notify you that they are ready, and you can pick them up in the library or through our curbside service during our open hours. We will hold your requested items for seven days.
What if I can’t find what I need?
If you don’t see what you want in our catalog, you can use Interlibrary Borrowing. Click here to search the collections of member libraries throughout Michigan. You will be notified when requested items arrive at Portage District Library, and you can pick them up in the library.
You can also visit one of our reciprocal borrowing partner libraries. Each of these libraries provides free limited memberships to our residents.
What are the loan periods and limits?
|Item Type||Loan Period||Limit/Condition|
|Book||28 days||No limit; New Adult Fiction/Genres and New Large Print checkout for 14 days|
|DVD||7 days||Limit 15; Must be 18 or older to check out rated “R” movies.|
|Music CD||14 days||Limit 10|
|Hot Pick Book||14 days||Limit 5, no renewal. Not available for reciprocal borrowers.|
|Hot Pick Movie||7 days||Limit 5, no renewal. Not available for reciprocal borrowers.|
|Hot Pick Music||7days||Limit 5, no renewal. Not available for reciprocal borrowers.|
|Book Discussion Bag||6 weeks||Limit 2, no renewal.|
|Hot Spot||2 weeks||Limit 1, no renewal. Not available for reciprocal borrowers. Must be 18 or older.|
|Go Pro||2 weeks||Limit 1, no renewal. Not available for reciprocal borrowers.|
|Telescope||1 week||Limit 1; bookings through the Adult Information Desk.|
|Laptop||2 hours||Limit 1; In library use only; must be 18 or older.|
|Playaway Launchpad||28 days||Limit 1, no renewal.|
|Playaway View||7 days||Limit 1|