Switch your notices to TEXT or EMAIL ASAP

After decades of use, our automatic telephone notification system has made its last call. As it is outdated and unable to be repaired, this software and machinery will not be replaced. Effective immediately, we need affected patrons to choose a new method to receive notices:

                TEXT or EMAIL (highly recommended)
                POSTAL MAIL (not recommended due to slow delivery times)

Please contact any BCLS branch library to update your notice delivery. If you were one of the patrons who did not receive a phone notice in early January, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience!


BCLS is providing curbside service only at all branches until further notice. If you have questions or need assistance, call your local branch location. The Bookmobile will continue to operate during this time, with items passed through the window. At Wirt, you are welcome to use either curbside or the pick-up window located on the east side of the building (Madison Ave).


Introducing the New BCLS App!

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You can now access services and manage your account from your phone or smart device!


  • My Account: Manage loans, holds, and more
  • eBooks & eAudiobooks: Download, read, and listen
  • Upcoming Events: View what's coming to your library
  • eResources: Browse our collection of databases and website links
  • Nearest Libraries: Find a branch convenient to your location
  • Bookmobile Schedule: See where you can access services outside of branches
  • Wireless Printing: Print from your mobile device at any branch
  • Advanced Search: Use filters to narrow your catalog results
  • Kid's Catalog: A fun, interactive way for children to use the library catalog
  • Chat with Us: Use this feature to ask us questions
  • Forgot PIN?: You can reset it here
  • Scan ISBN Barcode: Scan the barcode on any book to see if we have it
  • Social: Keep in touch with us on social media
  • Get a Library Card: You can sign up online

The new app is free to download on Google Play and the App Store. Search for "VALCAT" or click on an icon below to download.

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