Lakeland and Partnering Libraries Program

Lakeland and Partnering Libraries Logos 

Lakeland Library Cooperative, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), Suburban Library Cooperative, and Great Lakes Digital Libraries (GLDL) are partnered to share certain digital resources. This means that all patrons will have additional digital resources available to them. Instructions for accessing these resources can be found on this page.

If you’re using a Libby app, you will need enter a new library card onto the app. This is the only way to see and borrow the titles. You will be able to see your checkouts and holds from both accounts on your Shelf. You will need to click on the Libby icon in the middle of the bottom menu to toggle back and forth between Lakeland, MCLS, and Suburban. You will remain signed in on all accounts. Your checked out materials and holds will all be found in the same location.

The instructions below work the same way for Suburban Library Cooperative and Great Lakes Digital Libraries. Instead of searching for Lakeland or Midwest Collaborative, you will search for Suburban Library Cooperative and follow the remaining steps.

We will mention the Libby icon often in these instructions. The icon can be found at the center of the bottom menu. This is the Libby icon you will be looking for: 


Libby Icon with Notification


This can be used to quickly toggle back and forth between the library services.

Signing up with other libraries:

1. Click on the Libby icon in the center of the bottom menu.

2. Click on "Add a Library".

Add a Library ExampleThe instructions below work the same way for Suburban Library Cooperative and Great Lakes Digital Libraries. Instead of searching for Lakeland or Midwest Collaborative, you will search for Suburban Library Cooperative/Great Lakes Digital Libraries and follow the remaining steps. 

3. Type in Midwest Collaborative into search bar. Then click on Midwest Collaborative for Library Services. You will be taken to MCLS's homepage. You'll notice a menu on the homepage:

Guest menu options on Libby homepage


4. Click "I'm Visiting from Another Library". Click on "Lakeland Library Cooperative".

Im Visiting From Another Library on Libby



6. Enter your library card number and click "Sign In".


Entering Library Card Number on Libby with Howard Miller Card example
Now you're signed into the MCLS collection!