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Services

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

Daily Services
Building access
  • The building is now open to the public.

 

Wireless Internet
  • See front desk for Wi-Fi ID and access code.

 

Copier
  • B&W only, $.10 (10 cents) per page.

  • If you prefer to use curbside services, please fill out this form.


Computer print outs
  • B&W only, $.10 (10 cents) per page

  • If you prefer to use curbside services, please fill out this form.

 

FAX*
  • Self service, directions provided.

  • Use of a credit, debit, or FAX card is required. 

  • International rates may vary.

  • We ask that all patrons using this service follow CDC and MIOSHA Covid guidelines.

  • If you prefer to use curbside services, please fill out this form.

 

Microfilm reader and printer
  • Availability depending on staffing levels.
  • Located in the Quiet Room. 
Library Cards
  • Card applicant** must be 18+. Any age is allowed to get a BHPL library card.

  • Applicant must have Photo ID and a piece of recently dated mail to confirm the address. 

  • For more details on how to get a card, please visit the Junior or Adult card info pages.

  • Please note that library cards cannot be issued 15 minutes prior to closing. (see library hours)

*Please note: The Library DOES NOT receive incoming FAX on behalf of the patrons.

**Applicant meaning the Patron filling out and signing the library card application.

Departmental Services
Please see Adult Department or Junior Department pages for more detailed information. 
Materials access
  • Patrons with a valid Benton Harbor Library card, St. Joseph Library card, or MILibrary home library can checkout a wide variety of materials and items from both the Junior and Adult Departments. If you do not have a library card, you can still borrow select materials.  Ask a staff member to identify those collections.

Curbside Materials Pick-up
  • Fill out this form and follow instructions for a smoother curbside experience.

Library Cards
  • Please visit the Junior or Adult card info pages for more detailed information.

  • Please note that these cannot be issued 15 minutes prior to closing. (see library hours)

Public Computers
  • 1 hour limit.

  • Adults, please be prepared to show ID.

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

  • Children, students through high school, and parents with their children can use the computers in the Junior Department.

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Other Services
Board Meetings
  • Visit our Board Meeting page for times, dates, and more information.

  • Please follow CDC, MIOSHA and library guidelines and policies when attending a meeting. 

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

  • Read Auditorium Guidelines before submitting your request.

curbside pickup
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