The loan period for most books is three weeks. New titles are loaned for one week; these are specially marked and located in the center aisle of the library.
Large Print Books
Large print books are loaned on the same terms as other books (above).
CD and cassette audiobooks can be borrowed for a period of three weeks.
The loan period for music CDs is 3 weeks.
DVDs and Videos
DVD rentals are two dollars for seven days. VHS are on dollar for seven days.
Magazines and Newspapers
Current issues of magazines are displayed in binders and are located in the center aisle. Previous magazine issues may be checked out for a period of one week. Newspapers and current issues of magazines cannot be checked out. Titles may include: Alaska, American Spirit, Antique Trader, Artists, BH&G, Chronicle, Click, Consumer Reports, Cooking Light, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Discover, Elle, Family Circle, Family Handyman, Fast Company, Field & Stream, Food Network, Food & Wine, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Harpers, Harpers Bazaar,Horn Book, Ladies Home Journal, Marie Claire, Martha Steward Living, Mens Health, Michigan History, Michigan Sportsman, Mother Earth News, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Oprah, Organic Life, Outdoor Life, People, Readers Digest, Real Simple, Reddbook, Saturday Evening Post, Saveur, Sky & Telescope, Sports Illustrated, This Old House, Time, Traverse, WebMD, Wired, Woman's Day, Wooden Boat, St. Ignace News, Mackinac Island Town Crier, Drummond Island Digest, The Sault News, Wall Street Journal, Mazina'igan, plus other titles.
Interlibrary Loan Services
Patron Initiated Intra-Loan (PII) and MeLCat are programs that allow LCCL patrons to place requests on titles that we do not hold in our collection. Patrons may place these holds from a home computer, at the library circulation desk, or using the library's card catalog (UPCat). It is also possible to renew materials online. Patrons will enter their library bar code number and PIN (last four digits of the patron's primary phone number). These loaning programs may be accessed from www.uplibraries.org, www.mel.org, and www.uproc.lib.mi.us.
To search for materials in our online catalog, click here. The catalog can also be used to place holds and to renew eligible materials.
Public Computers and Internet Access
Computers are available for word processing and internet use. Members log in using their library barcode and PIN. Guest passes are available for non-members. Members and guest may also bring their own laptop to access our wireless network. Library computers are for personal use only.
A photocopy machine and a printer for use with computers are available for fifteen cents for a black-and-white print and fifty cents for a color print. A scanner is also available for use.
Faxing costs are $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. We are not always able to receive faxes during busy times, so if you would like to have a fax sent to you through the library please check with library staff ahead of time.
Smudged and lightly scratched disks can be repaired for a cost of $1.00 per disk.
You can borrow downloadable e-books and audiobooks from Overdrive using your library card. Visit http://digitalmedia.gldl.info and follow the steps provided. For more information, ask at the circulation desk.
Current and previous issues of over 75 magazine titles are available for download using your library card. Visit http://magazines.gldl.info and follow the steps to create an account. For more information, ask at the circulation desk.
Check the website Events page for upcoming programming.
Ask at the circulation desk for information on computer classes.
Check the website Events page for upcoming films.
Local Art Displays
The library has a growing permanent collection of work by local artists, as well as revolving displays of work loaned to the library by the featured artists.
Leather Bound Classics
Meeting Room (Multi-Purpose Room)
Please request permission to use the meeting room from the Friends of the Les Cheneaux Community Library. Request forms are available at the Circulation Desk or print and fill out the form below.
Read magazines from your mobile device, with the Libby app!
FREE ONLINE CLASSES
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and GetSetup-Michigan is offering free, live interactive online classes for Michigan's older adults.
There are more than 150 online classes focusing on technology - including computers, smartphones, and services such as Zoom and social media - as well as other subjects such as art, health, and cooking.
Visit https://www.getsetup.io/partner/michigan to learn more!
When requesting books from MeLCat...
Michigan Activity Pass
Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? Discover hundreds of Michigan's cultural destinations and natural attractions with your Michigan library card! You can "check out" FREE or discounted admission passes (or other exclusive offers) to hundreds of Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, and more.
The following are recommended online resources which you can access on the internet from anywhere - including at home or using one of our public machines at the library.
College Affordability Guide - A new site that helps Michigan students research affordable, not-for-profit colleges with a track record of student success. CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org is owned and operated by a group that has been creating post-secondary education resources since 2008. We take pride in our ability to provide students with objective, fact-based resources.
MeL Databases - The Michigan eLibrary offers databases for adults and children on a number of topics, including health and wellness, genealogy, history, general reference, business, auto repair, education, online publications and e-books.