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baldwin public library

The Baldwin Public Library, located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, is your place to learn, connect and discover. Serving the communities of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Beverly Hills and Bingham Farms, Baldwin sees over 275,000 visitors each year.

Your Baldwin Library card gives you access to over 70 databases and newspapers, including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Detroit Free Press, USA Today, Financial Times and Consumer Reports; BrainFuse live online tutoring; Mango Languages; Morningstar; Value Line; and Lynda.com online tutorials. Your library card also gives you the opportunity to download or stream e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, music and movies from Baldwin’s diverse selection of digital services.

Baldwin’s meeting rooms provide a professional atmosphere for business meetings, seminars and community or educational events. The rooms can accommodate groups of any size, from 5 to 100 people. Reserve a room by visiting www.baldwinlib.org/rent-a-room or calling (248) 647-7339.

Visit Baldwin’s Idea Lab and watch our laser cutters or 3D printers in action. We offer one-on-one consultations and drop-in classes. Find out more at baldwinlib.org/idealab.

Stop by the youth room to find books for all ages and stages, toys, video games, DVDs, audiobooks and resources for parents and teachers. Youth librarians host story times for babies and children up to age 5 each week. They also offer a busy calendar of special programs, crafts, and book clubs for students and families.

Teens in grades six to 12 will find everything they need in Baldwin’s Teen Scene, from test preparation materials online and in print to homework help to books, graphic novels and video games. Baldwin hosts weekly programs for teens, including anime club, teen writing workshops and a monthly book club called Pizza and Pages.

Visit Baldwin
www.baldwinlib.org
300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham
(248) 647-1700

Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Curbside book drop on Bates Street

Parking: Metered parking is available on-street, and two-hour free parking is offered in the Chester Street Deck. Parking is free on Sundays.

bloomfield township public library

Bloomfield Township Public Library champions the power of words to spark discovery and imagination. Visitors will find the usual and the unusual among the more than 345,000 items on the shelves of Bloomfield Township Public Library. Books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks and video games are just some of the formats available. The library has several unique collections with themed kits for patrons of all ages and abilities. Kits contain games, toys and adaptive devices, plus informative books and DVDs to aid learning, improve quality of life and encourage independence.

Resident cardholders have access to the library’s online research databases and downloadable content 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Databases provide access to a variety of information including investing, business, genealogy, historic newspapers and homework help. Downloadable digital content includes books, audiobooks, magazines, music and movies.

The library encourages community engagement through a variety of events: books clubs for all ages, concerts, story times, lectures, technology classes, movies, writing groups and conversation groups. Inside the library are study rooms, meeting rooms available to rent, rotating displays and two outdoor terraces for public use. The Library Shop sells used books and other media, plus small gifts and office supplies. The Friends of the Library hold monthly used book sales on the second Saturday of the month.

Bloomfield Township Public Library provides library services to residents of Bloomfield Township. Nonresidents who have a card for a library that is a current member of The Library Network, can access reciprocal borrowing privileges at Bloomfield Township Public Library. Nonresident cardholders may register with their home library card at Bloomfield Township Public Library to borrow books and other materials.

The library is open seven days a week. For more information, call the library, visit its website or connect with the library on Facebook and Instagram.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
1099 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Township
(248) 642-5800
www.btpl.org

Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5:30 p.m.