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About Henika

A Place to Grow.


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

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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 

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 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 or guest pass is needed to access the time management login.

Reciprocal Borrowing 

We will accept library cards from all Lakeland member libraries.

**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.

Seed Library

Coming soon in Spring 2022! This resource provides seeds free of charge for the community to grow in their own yards. If you would like to see how to donate seeds to the library, please click the blue title to be redirected to the Seed Library page.

Printing, Copying, and Faxing

We offer printing, copying, and faxing on a donation basis. Scan to email is also available free of charge. Recommended donation amounts are as follows:



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 three distinct lengths of time:

  • DVDs and Special Collection Items are 7 days

  • Videogames are 14 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. Items will automatically renew up to 2 times as long as they are eligible for renewal (no holds from other patrons, have not exceeded your hold limit). 

Overdue Fines

Henika District Library does not charge overdue fines for any materials.  Henika District Library patrons who borrow materials from other libraries will still be subject to that library's overdue fines and bills policies. Fines may be paid in person or online at the link listed above.

After Hours Item Return

Library users may use the green book return located on the south side of the building. Please place DVDs and CDs that fit in the top AV (Audio-Visual) 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. Additionally, Special Collection Items (ex: Hotspots) must be returned to the circulation desk.

After Hours Pickup

We now have lockers available for after-hours pickup. If you can't make it in before the library closes and you have a hold waiting or something in mind that we could grab for you, here's what you do:
               1. Call us at 269-792-2891 and tell us your library card number
               2. Let us know you want to have your items placed in a locker
               3. We'll tell you what locker number we're putting your stuff in and what the combination is (make sure to

                   make a note of it)
Lockers are first come first serve and items should be picked up by the time we open the next day. 

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

A patron's borrowing privileges are suspended when fines on overdue materials exceed $9.99 at any Lakeland Library Cooperative location.

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.  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. 

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