COVID-19 Resources

Health Departments in WPLC Service Area Michigan Public Libraries: Re-opening Considerations after closures during the Covid-19 Pandemic Library of Michigan COVID-19 Resources for Michigan Libraries ALA Covid-19 Recovery  Michigan Executive Orders & Directives Coronavirus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 IMLS Covid-19 Updates Leaning in Place – Covid-19 Resources PLA Free COVID-19 Read More

Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to Save Lives

Governor directs all Michiganders to stay home, stay safe through April 30  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2020 LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through the end of April. As with the prior order, Executive Order 2020-42 limits gatherings and travel and requires all Read More

Good news! Macmillan Embargo Canceled

On Tuesday, 3/17/2020 , Macmillan Publishers announced that it would return to the library e-book pricing model that was in effect on October. 31, 2019, canceling the embargo on sales of new titles to libraries, a policy which went into effect on November 1, 2019.   See ALA’s press release: Read More

WPLC Closing

The White Pine Library Cooperative will be closed beginning, Monday, March 16.  We will keep members posted when it will be safe to reopen via email and the web page.  Please be safe during this time of medical emergency.  Kate Van Auken ( and Sheila Good ( will be checking their email regularly. Read More

Overdrive Managing available holds with “deliver later”

New option in Overdrive: Managing available holds with “deliver later” In March (2020), Overdrive is introducing a new option for available holds in your library’s OverDrive collection: Deliver later. This feature gives you more control over your holds, so you can borrow and read titles when it’s most convenient for you. To support this feature, Read More