Find & Borrow Materials

Find & Borrow Materials

PDL has materials for all ages and interests. If you need help finding your next favorite, a staff member would be happy to help you.

How do I find materials?

Use our Library Catalog to search for books, music, movies, games, or e-materials.  You can place a hold for items, and as soon as 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.

What if I can’t find what I need?

Interlibrary Borrowing

If you don’t see what you want in our catalog, you can use Interlibrary BorrowingClick 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.

Reciprocal Borrowing

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