Branches Open Inside & Curbside

Branches are now open for both inside and curbside service. Masks are required in the buildings. Normal days and hours of operation at each branch apply.

Reader Resources

Man reading book in library book stacks


The Bay County Library System has a wealth of resources to help you find books and other materials to meet your reading, educational and listening needs, including book awards, book clubs, databases, websites and reviews.  For assistance, don’t forget to ask a librarian!

READING RECOMMENDATIONS (NEW!)

You can now get librarian selected book recommendations tailored to you! Select a link below, fill out the Google Form, and a staff member will contact you with recommendations for your next great read! 

Adult/ Teen Book Recommendations Form

Book Picks for Kids Form

Michigan Notable Books 2021

New Items at BCLS

See what's about to hit the shelves!

Choose a category below to see a list of our newly acquired materials. Select a title on the list to see it in our catalog, place a hold, and more.