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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
- Birdwatching Backpacks (includes binoculars, guidebook, and bird observation field notebook)
- Borescope (wireless inspection camera)
- Camping Extras (dry sack, stuff sacks, flashlight, paracord, compass)
- Chromebook Combo (includes Chromebook and WIFI Hotspot)
- Film and Slide Scanner
- GoPro Cameras
- Green Cross Line Laser kit
- Green Screen and Umbrella Lighting Kit — Must be picked up from and returned to Cascade only
- iPad Air 2 (16 GB)
- KDL Cruisers (only available during warmer weather months)
- Kill a Watt EZ Meter
- Nintendo Switch game consoles
- Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure (includes game cartridge, Ringcon, and leg strap - does not include Switch console)
- Portable Projector and Screen Kit
- Portable Turntables — Must be picked up from and returned to Amy Van Andel Library (Ada), Cascade, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Plainfield, Krause Memorial (Rockford), and Wyoming Branches
- Radon Detector
- Silent Disco (set of 50 silent sound system headphones and accessories) - Must be picked up from and returned to Kentwood and Plainfield Branches
- Sony PlayStation VR kit (includes vr camera, controllers, processor, headset - does not include PlayStation console)
- Stargazing binoculars
- Thermal Camera
- Tire Inflator
- Trekking Poles
- Video to Digital Film Converter
- WiFi Verizon Hotspots
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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
- WiFi Verizon Hotspots check out for four months with no renewals
- 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.
Select branches offer Breezer Uptown EX 8-speed bicycles for overnight 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 of the branch's next business day.
- Available from roughly May 1 to Oct. 31.
- See the KDL Cruisers page for more details.