Kent District Library

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Kent District Library
CountryUnited States
Established1927 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationKent County, Michigan
Size1,025,580 (2016)[1]
Access and use
Circulation8,260,738 (2016)[1]
Members258,338 (2016)[1]
Other information
Budget$22.3 million (2017)[2]
DirectorLance M. Werner
Staff221 (2016)[1]

The Kent District Library is a public library system located in Kent County, Michigan. With nineteen branch locations and an annual circulation of more than 8.2 million items (2016 circulation data),[1] the Kent District Library is one of the largest and busiest library systems in all of Michigan.[3]

The KDL Service Center, the library system headquarters, are in Plainfield Township, near the Comstock Park CDP.[4][5][6]


The beginnings of the library are in 1927 as a library extension work project of the Kent County Federation of Women's Clubs. The Kent County Library Association was established in 1936 and functioned as a department of Kent County until 1994 when it became Kent District Library.[7]

In summer 2013, Kent District Library invited local Wikipedians to use library space and resources for Meetups, and offered Wikipedia editing classes to the community.

Branch locations[edit]

The library has 19 branches throughout the county.


  1. ^ a b c d e "KDL 2016 Fact Book" (PDF).
  2. ^ "2017 Strategic Plan Update" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Michigan Public Library Statistics 2009". Library of Michigan. 2009. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "KDL Service Center 814 West River Center Dr. NE Comstock Park, MI". Kent District Library. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  5. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Comstock Park CDP, MI." (Archive) U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 25, 2012.
  6. ^ "Street Map." (Archive) Plainfield Township, Kent County, Michigan. Retrieved on December 25, 2012.
  7. ^ "About KDL". Kent District Library. 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2010.

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