CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

On March 23, 2020 Governor Whitmer issued the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order temporarily closing all non-critical services.

All BCLS branches, the Bookmobile, book drops, and Wirt's drive-up window are closed until further notice. 
Please enjoy any items you have until we reopen. NO FINES OR FEES during closure.


Digital library services are available 24/7 during closure! Visit our Facebook page for updates and info on services.

NEED A CARD OR FORGOT YOUR PIN? You can register for an instant temporary card HERE.

eBooks Help

eBook Reader and a Cup of Coffee


The Bay County Library System offers a wide variety of eBooks and eAudiobooks for check out.  You must both be a resident of Bay County, Michigan and have a valid library card.  Here are some helpful links to get you started!

Step-by-step instructions for Kindles
Step-by-step instructions for Nooks
How to read eBooks using either a computer or tablet web browser

Returning eBooks early

How to renew digital titles

See the AudioBooks page from OverDrive

Download the OverDrive Media Console App.  Required for eBooks and eAudiobooks on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows phone, and most tablets.  Also available at most app stores – search for “OverDrive Media Console.” 
Now available as an Android app for Nook tablets and Kindle Fire devices.

Downloading Bay County Library System eBooks to your:

Android Device Using the OverDrive Media Console App
Apple Device Using the OverDrive App

Install “Adobe Digital Editions” (required for non-Kindle eReaders)

Search the OverDrive eLibrary here.