How do I access my Online Account?
Accessing your online account is easy, but requires the use of your library barcode and your Personal Identification Number (PIN), which by default is the last four digits of your barcode. Your PIN can be changed at any time by stopping by our circulation desk; our staff will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about our online catalog. You may log in at any time by clicking the “Log in” button on the top right of our catalog page.
How do I set up Email Notifications?
To receive email notifications about special events, you need to have a valid email address on your library account. You may also opt-in to receive your check out receipts via email. Your email notices will come from email@example.com. Stop by the circulation desk to set up this convenient service.
Why should I get a library card?
Although we welcome guests at any time, a library card puts a world of resources at your disposal. With a card, you may borrow from our collection as well as the collections of the St. Joseph Public Library, the Berrien Springs Community Library, and the Bridgman Public Library. In addition, your card gives you access to all of our technologies, extensive online services, public computers, and well furnished meeting rooms.
How do I get a library card?
It’s simple! All residents or property/business owners of Lincoln Charter Township, Baroda Township, Royalton Township, and the villages of Baroda and Stevensville are eligible for a patron borrowing card. Just stop by our front desk with your valid driver’s license or identification such as a tax bill, rent receipt, or similar item that indicates your current home address, which we use to verify that you live in our service district. If you have a library card with either the St. Joseph Public Library, the Berrien Springs Community Library, or the Bridgman Public Library, you may use your card here once you register with us. We will need your full-sized library card from your home library and a valid photo ID with your current address.
Can a minor obtain a library card?
Parents or legal guardians must accompany minors. The parent and/or legal guardian is the sole person responsible for all materials checked out and fines incurred by the child. We adhere to the Library Privacy Act, PA 455 of 1982 (MCL 397.605) and its amendments, which require the signature of the parent and/or legal guardian before a record of the minor’s borrowings may be released to the responsible adult. Restricting access of library materials to minors rests solely with the individual parent and/or legal guardian, not the library. Parents/guardians may check out books on their own cards for their children.
May I obtain a card if I am a non-resident?
People living outside the library’s service area as well as temporary residents who have resided less than twelve months in our service area may purchase a patron card for a fee. It’s one of the most affordable entertainment and educational resources you will find. Proof of current permanent address and positive identification are required. For temporary residents, verification of local address such as rental agreement, short term lease agreement, or other material with local address listed is required. The library reserves the right to limit the number of items which may be circulated at any one time.
The cost of a library card is as follows:
Three month card is $35.00
Six month card is $65.00
One year card is $120.00
Do you have a selection of picture books without words?
We do have wordless picture books, but we do not have them in a separate collection. You can generate a list of picture books without words by going to our catalog and typing in: wordless books. Please ask at the Youth Desk or the Circulation Desk if you need help locating any items. Our staff is ready to help.
What technology is available?
We offer plentiful desktop computers to our cardholders, and we have laptops that may be checked out for use within the library. We invite our guests to use our “express” computers for 15-minute time blocks. We have four computers reserved specifically for children along with two children’s early literacy game computers. We also provide wireless copiers, public printers, and computers with scanning capabilities.
Our free WiFi can be accessed both within the library and in our tranquil outdoor courtyard.
Software includes Microsoft Windows 7, the Microsoft Word Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Adobe.
What other amenities does the library offer?
For children, a special area of the library, Rosetta’s House, offers a wonderland setting for extensive programming that encourages their ripe imaginations. Throughout the library, you will find meeting rooms just perfect for your next business or committee meeting. Nooks tucked away throughout the library and the Quiet Reading Room give you a chance to enjoy some peaceful solitude, or you may wish to enjoy some of Michigan’s beautiful summer days in our flower-bedecked courtyard. We house local history that will contribute to your appreciation of our community and our scenic location.
How can I learn more about the library?
We have staff standing by to introduce you to all of our resources. We offer group tours and library orientation whenever needed – just contact the front desk at 269-429-9575 to make arrangements or submit this form.
You offer so much! Is there more?
Indeed there is! Check out our calendar of events to discover all the classes, workshops, and special events that will engage your entire family. Wander through the library to see our displays of artwork from local artists. We even proctor tests for those students who are involved in online courses in either high school or college. Just contact the front desk (269-429-9575) or submit this form.