KDL Beyond Books Collection

New Items

KDL Metal Detector

A beginner metal detector with four settings for Field, Park, Beach, and All Metal so you can get to treasure hunting.

KDL Stud Finder

For your home DIY needs: This stud finder detects wood and metal studs and live A/C wires. It also includes a horizontal laser level.

KDL Nature Watching Backpack

These packs include binoculars, a birdwatching guidebook and log book, a Michigan plant guide, a mini magnifying glass, and a UV flashlight.

More new items

8mm & Super 8 Film to Digital Converter

Digitizer converts motion picture film strips into digital MP4 files for easy lifetime viewing.

Mahjong Set

A classic mahjong set with ivory-colored tiles, a mat (both in each carrying bag) with A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg.

KDL Stargazing Binoculars Kit

Includes binoculars (reviewed as being good for spotting galaxies), a guidebook, and tripod.

Beyond Books items are usually chosen for the collection due to their high cost. You can take these items home with you just as you would one of our books.

Most items can be transferred to branches besides their home locations, unless noted below. To place an item on hold, use the links below, call us at 616-784-2007, or make the request in person when you visit one of our branches.

All Beyond Books Items

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How To Get Them

To check out an item, you will need
  • A KDL library card (except for KDL Cruisers, which do not require a KDL library card)
  • To be 18 years or older
  • To have a library card in good standing (under $20 in fines)
  • To agree to a Borrower’s Agreement to acknowledge your responsibility for the item
  • Most check out for three weeks. Except for
    • KDL Cruisers — see details below
  • They can be renewed if there are no holds (no one waiting).
  • They must be returned to staff before the library closes on the day they are due at any KDL location, excepting the items noted above (see "All Beyond Books Items") which must be returned to the location from which they were borrowed.
KDL Cruisers

Select branches offer Breezer Uptown EX 8-speed bicycles for a seven-day checkout. Each KDL Cruiser is a step-through style that comes with a basket, a bike lock and key.

  • Bikes are due back by closing on the due date.
  • Available from roughly May 1 to Oct. 31.
  • See the KDL Cruisers page for more details.
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