5130 Davenport Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917


Library Cards & Accounts

How do I access my library account?
Library accounts can be accessed online here with your library card number and PIN.  If you have forgotten your PIN, click on the "Forgot my Pin" link and a recovery link will be emailed to you.  

Once logged into your account, you can update your information, see what you have checked out, overdue, and on hold, renew materials, place holds, and see any fees.
How do I get a new library card?
Please see our library card procedures here.
What do I do if I lost my library card?
Please call Circulation at 517-321-4014 x2 or bring a valid ID to the Circulation Desk during open hours.
How do I pay my library fees?
Fees may be paid at the Circulation Desk during library hours with cash, check or credit card. You may also pay over the phone with a credit card. Please call Circulation at 517-321-4014 x2.
My library card has expired.  What should I do?
Visit the library with a valid photo ID with current address, or bring additional proof of your current address like a bill, lease agreement, or bank statement.  You may also email with your name, current address, and phone number. Library staff will contact you when your information has been updated and your renewal has been completed.

About the Library

How can I contact the library?
Please visit our Contact & Visit page.
Where is the library located?
Our address, a map, and directions are listed here.
How do I find out more about working or volunteering at DTDL?
New openings for jobs at DTDL are posted on our Employment Opportunities page. 

Volunteer opportunities at DTDL include working with the Friends of the Library or our teen volunteer program.
How can I donate to DTDL?
We appreciate your support!  Please see more information about monetary donations.  The Friends' Bookstore takes donations of used books.

COVID-19 Update: The Friends are not currently able to accept donations of used materials at the library.  For questions about how to donate used materials at this time, please call Circulation at 517-321-4014 x2.

Library Events & Outreach

How do I register to attend an event?
All library events are listed on our online calendar.  Click on "View More" for a specific event to register.
How do I learn more about what programs the library offers?
Please see our online events calendar for an up-to-date listing of events.
How can I schedule a field trip to the library or a visit from library staff to my school/class/group ?
Please see our Staff Directory for contact information.  Contact the Head of Youth Services for visits for kids and teens.  Learn more about services DTDL offers for teachers and homeschoolers. 
I coordinate a community event/organization.  Who can I contact to partner with the library?
You can contact our Community Relations Coordinator.  Please see our Staff Directory for contact information.  


How do I find out if the library has the book I want?
Check out our online catalog to search our collection.  Don't see what you're looking for?  Try MeLCat, our interlibrary loan system, to request items from other libraries to be delivered to DTDL, or you can request materials for purchase.
How can I get ebooks and other digital materials from the library?
DTDL has a variety of digital collections, including ebooks, eaudiobooks, movies, music, TV shows, comics, and magazines.  For tutorials on many of our digital services, check out Niche Academy.  
How can I get on a waiting list for items that are checked out?
Use our online catalog to find items in our collection and click on "Place Hold" to get added to the waiting list, or contact the library for assistance placing holds.
How can I get reading recommendations from library staff?
Try our BookMatch service to get personalized recommendations, or contact Adult (517-321-4014 x4) or Youth (517-321-4014 x3) Services and we'll be happy to help you find library materials for you or your children.

Also check out our online booklists, video book talks, and displays in the library for reading suggestions.


How do I request a room in the library to study, meet, etc.?
Learn more about room requests here.
How can I get help with my computer or device?
Library staff can offer assistance with a variety of topics, including computers, software, navigating the internet, phones, tablets, downloading ebooks, job seeking and resumes, and more.  Contact Adult Services at 517-321-4014 x4 for quick assistance or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.
Can I print, copy, scan, or fax at the library?
DTDL has a color printer, black & white copy machine, and scanner.  Learn more about these services here, including our remote printing service.  The library does not have a public fax machine.
Where can I get tax forms?
DTDL gets a selection of paper tax forms each year.  Visit our tax information page for updates as well as links to online tax forms and tax assistance.