Lakeshore Lending Library
Michigan’s first self-service library kiosk for Novi residents, now open at Lakeshore Park!
The Novi Public Library is excited to introduce an innovative piece of technology to Novi residents! Lakeshore Lending Library, located at 601 S Lake Dr, Novi, MI, is a kiosk with three rotating carousels holding 235 items that you can browse through and check out with your Novi library card.
Items available include:
- Adult Best Sellers and Large Print
- Youth and Tween Fiction
- Adult Non-Fiction
- Youth Picture Books
- Young Adult Fiction
You also have catalog access to check your account and browse our collection!
Search Items at the Kiosk
You can search for available items by specific authors and titles or by more general subject topics using the Lakeshore Lending Library specific online catalog
A real-time list of what items are in the numbered slots at the kiosk is not currently available from the vendor at this time. Availability of items is subject to change based on checkouts.
Thank you so much for your feedback on our Lakeshore Lending Library! Community members have had some great suggestions for improving kiosk usage. Here are a couple of them we have implemented based on your feedback:
- We're changing the Lakeshore Lending Library labels so they will no longer obscure the title on the spine. Please be patient with us as we relabel already processed items to reflect this user-friendly change.
- The side touchscreen on the kiosk now only shows items in Lakeshore Lending Library instead of showing the full Novi Public Library collection - another great suggestion to improve kiosk collection browsing.
How do you check out and return materials at Lakeshore Lending Library? Watch the video below!
If you’re a Novi resident and you don’t have a Novi library card, now is the time to get one! Don’t miss out on this new service. Visit the Novi Library and get your library card today!
We would like to thank Community Financial Credit Union for their Platinum Sponsorship of Lakeshore Lending Library! A huge thank you as well to the City of Novi for helping make this a possibility for the residents of Novi!
Dana caught up with Natalie from Community Financial Credit Union at Lakeshore Park, in this Beyond Books episode!
When will Lakeshore Lending Library open?
Lakeshore Lending Library is now open!
Where is Lakeshore Lending Library located?
Lakeshore Lending Library is located underneath a canopy structure near the parking lot of Lakeshore Park, 601 S Lake Dr, Novi, MI 48375.
Who can use Lakeshore Lending Library?
ONLY Novi residents with a valid Novi library card.
When is Lakeshore Lending Library open?
The kiosk is open from dawn until dusk.
How many items can be checked out from Lakeshore Lending Library?
Novi residents with valid Novi library cards may check out up to five (5) items from the kiosk.
What items are available in Lakeshore Lending Library?
Items that will be available include: Adult Best Sellers and Large Print, DVD, Youth and Tween Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Biographies, Youth Picture Books and Young Adult Fiction.
What items can be returned at Lakeshore Lending Library?
ONLY Lakeshore Lending Library items may be returned to the kiosk. Items from other libraries or items from the Novi Public Library main building may not be returned to the kiosk.
Can I place items on hold to pick-up at Lakeshore Lending Library?
No, hold pick-up will not be allowed at the kiosk.
Are there instructions on how to use Lakeshore Lending Library?
Yes, step-by-step directions are located on the front of the kiosk near the screen. You can also click here
to watch an instructional video.
Is there parking close to the kiosk?
Yes, there are many parking spots available, including handicap parking, located within a very short walking distance to the kiosk.
What else can I do while visiting Lakeshore Lending Library?
You can also get access to the online catalog to check your account status and browse our full collection!
If I have questions, who can I talk to?
Please call 248-349-0720 and a member of staff would be happy to assist you!