The Bloomingdale Public Library has a rich history dating from 1975 when the library opened in two mobile classrooms. Today the library boasts an impressive 35,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, complete with RFID technology, automated patron returns and freestanding self-checks.
The Bloomingdale Public Library offers the 22,000 residents of Bloomingdale access to more than 100,000 books for children and adults, 3,000 periodicals, 90,000 eBooks, 30,000 eAudiobooks, 250,000 eMusic albums and 3,000 books on CD. In addition, patrons will find a wide assortment of games, puzzles, kits, video games and audiovisual materials including thousands of CDs and DVDs.
The library has over 30 public-use computers and dozens of laptops, patrons make use of more than 60 licensed databases that are available remotely, as well as at the library. These databases offer information including current articles from magazines and newspapers, practice tests, tutoring and job search help, language learning, and online computer tutorials. Tax forms, notary services and voter registration services are provided. Copy, scanning and faxing equipment also are available for public use.
The library also offers extensive digital services, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eMusic and eMovies available for download right to your computer, mobile device or tablet. In addition, the library offers a 3D printing service.
Other resources designed to enhance lifelong learning include adult, teen and children’s programming; special events; computer classes; art exhibits, and group study rooms. Special services are available for the visually impaired and homebound. Bloomingdale Public Library serves as the hub of the community for educating, entertaining, and challenging residents to make learning a habit for life.