The Benton Harbor Public Library is not responsible for any unattended children left in Children's Department. 

Junior Department

Please be aware that some in-library services are temporarily restricted

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The 2022 Summer Reading Program begins June 20th! Come to the library anytime after the 20th to register, or register online!
 
Families, please help us keep the library experience pleasant for everyone by following our department rules:

  1. No food or drink allowed in department; only in designated places.

  2. Please keep an eye on your children while here and help them clean up their mess before leaving.

  3. Please help us maintain a peaceful atmosphere for all of our patrons. Please inform your children to use a quiet voice and not to run while inside.

  4. Watch over your children as they look through books; books that are damaged on library property will still be charged.

  5. When done using a book, please place the book in the green baskets provided at the end of specific book shelves. 

Teens, please help us keep the library experience pleasant for everyone by following our library rules:

  1. No food or drink allowed in department; only in designated places.

  2. No Soliciting. 

  3. Sign up for a computer at the front desk.

  4. Hang jackets and coats on the back of your chair; do not leave them on tables or floor.

  5. No running or swearing.

  6. Seating is reserved for patrons actively using the Teen Department resources.

When visiting the library, we ask that you respect our Policies and Guidelines, and follow Covid-19 etiquette as demonstrated by:
E-Books are available through OverDrive
The Benton Harbor Public Library shares its eBook library with the Southwestern Michigan Library Cooperative.

Books and general items - 14 days

Audio Books - 14 days

Music CD - 14 days

DVDs/BluRays- 14 days

Rental DVDs/BluRays - 7 days

Lending Periods
Junior Department Item Checkout  Privileges

Located on 2nd Floor

(press "3" on elevator)

Item barrowing limits

Adult Card:

  • 30 items total

Specific item limits

  • up to 30 Books

  • up to 5 Free DVD/VHS

  • up to 5 Audio books

  • up to 5 Audio CD

  • up to 2 Rental DVD

  • up to 2 Circulating magazines

  • up to 1 Technology

Educator Card:

  • 50 items total

Specific item limits

  • up to 50 Books

  • up to 5 Free DVD

  • up to 5 Audio books

  • up to 5 Audio CD

  • up to 2 Rental DVD

  • up to 2 Circulating magazines

  • up to 1 Technology

Teen Card:

  • 10 items total

Specific item limits

  • up to 10 Books

  • up to 3 Free DVD

  • up to 3 Audio book 

  • up to 3 Audio CD

  • up to 1 Rental DVD

  • up to 1 Circulating magazine

  • No Technology

Child Card:

  • 6 items in total

Specific item limits

  • up to 6 Books

  • up to 1 Free DVD

  • No audio book

  • No audio CD

  • up to 1 Rental DVD

  • No Circulating magazines

  • No Technology

New Book Titles

 

To see all titles new to the library, please visit our online catalogue.
Titles in this display rotate monthly

Children's Department
 
Teen Department