Save Money with Your KDL Library Card

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to save money this year, it’s the perfect time to visit your local Kent District Library branch.

“Besides books, the library provides many popular and costly items that people may need once in a while, such as Wi-Fi hot spots and infrared cameras to check your home insulation efficiency,” said Randy Goble, Director of Engagement for KDL. “Our purpose is to provide equal access to everyone. Some people prefer to purchase and own these resources, but not everyone can afford themEverything the library offers is free to everyone. 

If you check out items from the library instead of purchasing them, you can save hundreds of dollars each year. In 2021, patrons who checked out physical items saved an average of $727, while patrons who checked out digital materials saved on average $563. If someone checked out both digital and physical items, they, on average, saved $1,290 last year.

Enjoy free education and entertainment by attending KDL’s programs for all ages. Learn a new skill by accessing KDL’s free databases (such as LinkedIn Learning, Rosetta Stone, etc.). Save even more by checking out a unique or pricey item from KDL’s Beyond Books collection, including a hotspot, Kill A Watt EZ meter, KDL Sony PlayStation VR Kit and board games. Businesses can utilize free access to legal forms, market research databases and so much more.

Check out a PerkPass for a free visit to local attractions including the Frederik Meijer Gardens. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, public computers, work space and meeting rooms at all 20 KDL branches. Host a book club for free by checking out a Book Club in a Bag. KDL has something for everyone and the savings are endless.

Anyone who lives in the KDL service area and would like to get a library card is encouraged to stop by their local branch or visit

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