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Here at the Howard Miller Public Library we use a service called Shoutbomb for library alerts. Shoutbomb allows patrons to see when their holds are ready, which holds are ready, and where to pick up the holds! You can also see which items are due in 3 days and which are overdue. This system also allows for renewal of books that are due in 3 days or less. Renewals might not always work for various reasons. If this happens please check the catalog or call us.
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Here are the commands Shoutbomb uses:
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To check out materials at the Howard Miller Public Library, card must be present. Personal IDs will not be accepted.
The Howard Miller Public Library is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative. Borrowing privileges of your card extend beyond walls of this library to 82 area libraries. This means that you may visit other libraries within the cooperative to check out materials, or request that materials be sent to the Howard Miller Public Library for pick up. Names and addresses of libraries within the cooperative can be found at the Lakeland Library Cooperative website. PIN number is required to place items on hold.
Updated on 10/31/2017
In order to obtain a library card, you must currently be a resident of Zeeland City, Zeeland Township, Olive Township, or Blendon Township. The requirements for children and adults are listed below:
Adults: Adults may obtain a library card if they present a valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan ID displaying their current address. Students aged 16 or older possessing a Michigan Driver's License may register for a library card as an adult.
Children: Parent or legal guardian of the child must have a valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan ID with a current address. The parent or guardian must be present to sign for the library card.
Non-residents: Non-residents may obtain a library card with a current Michigan Driver's license/Michigan ID or proof of Michigan temporary residence. The fee for a non-resident is $50.00 per year (cash or check only). These non-resident cards are only valid through the Howard Miller Public Library.
Updated on 11/01/2017
Donations to the library are valid Federal Income Tax Deduction. However, please note the following points:1. A form will serve as a receipt signed by library staff for donation.2. The library cannot assume responsibility for valuing gifts.3. In the event of a tax audit, the burden of proof for the claimed value of the donation rests with the donor.
The Library requires patrons to have their library card present to check out materials. Fines cannot exceed $10.00 on that card. There is an overall limit of 100 items that can be checked out at one time. See below for limits on specific items.
Updated on 10/01/2017