Please be aware that most in-library services are temporarily unavailable. 

For more information, please click here.

Services Available Daily

Public Computers - unavailable

  • 1 hour limit

  • Adults and Teens: Please be prepared to show ID

  • Adults aged 18 and over are to use 1st Floor computers 

  • Teens and children through age 17 are to use 2nd floor computers


Wireless Internet - see COVID Services


Copier - see COVID Services

  • B&W only, $.10 per page

Computer print outs - see COVID Services

  • B&W only,  $.10 per page


FAX - see COVID Services

  • Self service, directions provided

  • Use a credit or debit card.

  • International rates vary.

Please note: The Library does not receive incoming FAX on behalf of the patrons.


Notary - unavailable

$1.00 per notary signature (please call first to verify notary is available)


Microfilm Reader and printer - unavailable

Library Card Responsibilities

  1. You are responsible for all materials checked out on your library card. The person signing for a minor is financially responsible for all fines and fees.

  2. Materials are to be returned by the stated due date.

  3. There are NO OVERDUE FINES. Materials must still be renewed and returned on time.

  4. You are barred from borrowing when you have overdue or unreturned items.

  5. After 4 months, materials that have not been returned are assumed lost, and the price of the materials are charged to your account.

COVID Services

Wireless Internet

  • Accessible from outside. Please use social distancing when around other individuals.



  • Please contact the library before brining materials to be copied, B&W only

Computer print outs

  • Please fill out this form for further instructions.



  • Please fill out this form for further instructions.

Please note: The Library does not receive incoming FAX on behalf of the patrons.

Other Services - unavailable

Library Cards: issued all day, but cannot be issued 15 minutes prior to closing.

Tax PrepYearly service offered during tax season. This is a first come, first served service. TAX PREP IS DONE BY NON-LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS.

Children's Play AreaLocated in the children's department, parents can supervise their children as they play with various toys and activities, using library voices and etiquette.

Auditorium Meeting Space: For an hourly fee, you can rent out our Auditorium meeting space.*

Material CheckoutPatrons with a Benton Harbor Library card can checkout a wide variety of materials and items from both the Children's and Adult Departments. If you do not have a library card, there are still books that can be borrowed. Just ask a librarian for "N/C books"!

*Please note that while we are a Public space, programs must be moderate.


Resumes made easy

With Cypress, even patrons with very limited computer and writing skills won't need a librarian's assistance when creating a professional resume.

Click the image above to visit the Cypress website.

Get the Global Edge

A part of the World Trade Press, AtoZ World Food contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making it the largest food database of its kind

Click the image above to visit the AtoZ World Food website. 

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