To encourage community and personal growth through diverse materials, services, and experiences.



This service reaches out to seniors who may not be able to drive anymore, or someone who may be temporarily confined to bed rest. If you cannot come to the Library to get your materials, call Carol to see if you are eligible for home delivery.

MILibrary Card 

Do you travel throughout Michigan and wish you could borrow a book from a library near your vacation spot? We now offer MILibrary Card which allows you to use these libraries.  This free service is for Henika District Library cardholders only.  Come in and sign up today to receive your MILibary Card sticker.

Visiting Patron Library 

We are now a MeL Visiting Patron Library for print material only.   You do not need sign up for this free service.  When visiting another Visiting Patron Library, you will need to present your Henika District Library card at the time of checkout.

Ellison Die Cut Machine 

This handy device will cut specialty shapes, letters and numbers useful for bulletin boards, scrapbooking, party props and decorations, and the like.  Users must provide their own paper or other thin stock.

Pay Your Fines Online 

ECommerce  Pay here at the library or at home with a credit card.  You will need your library card number and your pin number to access your record in Lakenet where you will then be able to view and pay fines online.

Internet Access Workstations 

Patrons in good standing or visitors to the area may check in at the circulation desk to check on computer availability, or may sit down at any open computer. A library card is needed to access the time management login.

Internet Training is by appointment, patrons may request basic training in use of the Internet.

Reciprocal Borrowing 

We will accept library cards from all Lakeland member libraries.

** A reminder, where you check out an item is where you return the item.
**Underfunded Contract Areas – As of July 1, 2010, residents of contract areas that do not fund their home libraries at a level equal to or greater than .3 mill are not granted reciprocal borrowing privileges, nor can they participate in interlibrary loan.

Interlibrary Loan patrons may borrow materials from other Lakeland member libraries by placing holds on those items, either at home or in the library.  Patrons may also request library staff to place holds for them. Six month new books are not available for interloan.

Delivery Service

As members of the Lakeland Library Cooperative we provide three days per week delivery service for items arriving in interlibrary loan.   At this time we are not able to return any items belonging to the Grand Rapids Public Libraries, since they are currently on a different system. Also, any items that have been checked out at another library must be returned at that library.

Fee-Based Services

Scanning is free


Black and White Copies

One-Sided Copies                                     Two-Sided Copies

8 x 11    15 cents                                             10 cents

8 x 14    20 cents                                             20 cents

11 x 17  25 cents                                             25 cents

Color Copies

One-Sided Copies                                    Two-Sided Copies

8 x 11   $.75                                                   50 cents

8 x 14   $1.00                                                  $1.00

11 x 17 $1.50                                                  $1.50

FREE printing or copying of Resumes & Cover letters.



$1.00  for each page with a $10 limit.


$1.00 per page

When faxing your Resume & Cover letter, this service is FREE.

Library Cards

In order to apply for a Henika District Library card an adult must present a valid State of Michigan driver’s license or ID with the current local address on it.  If either of those cannot be used we will accept two other forms of ID that have the current local address, such as printed checks, a health insurance card, a copy of a lease agreement or a paid utility bill stub, in any combination.  Children under the age of eighteen must have a parent accompanying them who will act as co-signer on the borrowing agreement.  Parents must produce identification as mentioned above.

For residents who live outside the legal area of the Henika District Library we will issue you a library card for your home library if you live in Dorr, Hopkins, and Leighton Township. We do not issue cards for residents of Yankee Springs township, Monterey township and Watson township.  Residents of other municipalities outside the boundaries of the Lakeland Library Cooperative will be charged an annual  non-resident fee for a Henika District Library non-resident card.

Loan Periods

The Henika District Library lends its materials for two distinct lengths of time:

  • Magazines, PS, XBOX, Wii Games and DVDs are 7 days
  • All other materials are 21 days

When you check out materials you will be given a receipt listing each item and its due date unless you opt out of this service.


You may sign up for email notification which will send you email three days prior to the due date of your materials. This service will also let you know when items on hold are available for pick-up, and when items are overdue.  Sign up for this service in your library account.

SMS alerts are now available for those with smart phones.  Follow the instructions listed here to sign up.  These notifications are courtesy reminders.

Overdue Fines

Overdue fines accumulate at a rate of 15 cents per day for all items.  (Juvenile Print Materials are the exception, as they no longer accrue late fees.) Maximum fines are $4.95 per item, replacement cost if item is not returned.

After Hours Item Return

Library users may use the green book return located on the south side of the building. Please place DVDs, CDs and audiobooks that fit in the top slot only.  Books that fit should be placed through the bottom slot.  Items that have a “do not put in book drop” sticker and all other items should be brought into the building during open hours.

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

A patrons borrowing privileges are suspended when fines on overdue materials exceed $9.99.

Cell Phones

Cell phones and devices should be silenced before a patron enters the building. Please make your calls short and quiet, or you will be asked to step outside of the building so as not to disturb other patrons and advertise your personal business in public.

Computer Use

The Henika District Library has patron Internet access. The Henika District Library does use a filtering system on its network to protect against sexually undesirable content.  Filtering, however, is an imperfect tool, and patrons are forewarned that this is no guarantee against offensive material appearing.

Patrons are free to use their wireless devices.