Who We Are

The Capital Area District Library serves most of Ingham County except the City of East Lansing. CADL operates thirteen libraries and a bookmobile, which stops throughout the County. All of these locations share resources and provide residents of each community with access to all materials and services offered by CADL.

Our Mission

Committed to the values of a democratic society, the Capital Area District Library shall provide access to ideas and information that support continuous learning and enhance the quality of life through:

  • Community-based services and collections accessible to all,
  • Excellence in patron service, and
  • Technology linking its libraries to the world of information.

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New Policies

Posted 7/19/12

The Capital Area District Library will start to fine for late books on April 2. The fines for every day a book is late will be 20 cents. Late DVD fees remain at $1 for every late day, but a $2 fine per day for newly released DVDs has been added.

Liz Breed, marketing director at the library, said the decision was made to help circulate books and movies to more people faster. “What tends to happen is that people will check out a book and keep it until... Read More »

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