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 As it is outdated and unable to be repaired, this software and machinery will not be replaced.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

Business Resource Center

Business spreadsheets, paper clips, and a pen

The Bay County Library System business collection contains start-up materials, company information, business directories, legal resources and investment services. You also have online access to Business Databases from within the library or from home or office.

Business Start-Up

Interested in starting a new business? We have reference materials, online business databases and websites that can help! In addition, you might want to sign up for our Business Start-Up Seminar. The following reference materials, and many more, are available in the Business Resource Center at the Wirt Library:

Business Plans Handbook
How to Set Up Your Own Small Business
Small Business Sourcebook
How to Start a Business in Michigan
Household Spending

Small Business Start-Up Websites

Company Directories

Company information can be found in these and other print business directories found in the Business Resource Center.

Dun and Bradstreet Million Dollar Directory
Michigan Manufacturer’s Directory
Best’s Insurance Reports
Importer’s Manual USA
American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
Brands and their Companies

We also have the following online business directories:


The following print investment services can be found in the Business Resource Center:

Valueline Investment Survey
S&P Outlook

We also have online Investment Databases: