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 As it is outdated and unable to be repaired, this software and machinery will not be replaced.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

Digital Collections FAQ

BCLS download and streaming services can be accessed by all Bay County residents with a valid BCLS library card in good standing.

BCLS offers three unique download and streaming services:

  • OverDrive (downloadable eBooks and audiobooks)
  • Hoopla (downloadable/streaming movies, TV, eBooks, audiobooks, music, comics)
  • RBdigital (downloadable digital magazines)

Hoopla offers movies, TV, music and more with your BCLS library card.

Both OverDrive and Hoopla contain eBooks and audiobooks which you can download to your mobile device using your BCLS library card.

RBdigital offers unlimited digital magazine issues to download using your BCLS library card.

Each BCLS digital service has specific usage limits. OverDrive allows you to have up to 5 items at one time on your BCLS library account. Hoopla allows up to 5 digital item uses per month. RBdigital allows unlimited digital magazine uses on a BCLS library account.

Help on getting started is available here: