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 As it is outdated and unable to be repaired, this software and machinery will not be replaced.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!

CURBSIDE ONLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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).

Reader Resources

Man reading book in library book stacks


The Bay County Library System has a wealth of resources to help you find books and other materials to meet your reading, educational and listening needs, including book awards, book clubs, databases, websites and reviews.  For assistance, don’t forget to ask a librarian!

READING RECOMMENDATIONS (NEW!)

You can now get librarian selected book recommendations tailored to you! Select a link below, fill out the Google Form, and a staff member will contact you with recommendations for your next great read! 

Adult/ Teen Book Recommendations Form

Book Picks for Kids Form

Banned Books Week 2020: Top 10 Challenged Books of 2019

New Items at BCLS

See what's about to hit the shelves!

Choose a category below to see a list of our newly acquired materials. Select a title on the list to see it in our catalog, place a hold, and more.