ALL BRANCHES ARE OPEN

Book drops, limited inside service, and curbside available! Normal branch hours have resumed. Read our COVID-19 Response plan here.

NOTE: Per updated CDC recommendations, returned materials are quarantined for at least 7 days before items are checked in. You will still see items on your account during that time, but you will not incur any late fees.

EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2020...Governor's Executive Order 2020-147
In accordance with the new state mandate, a mask is required to be worn to enter and while inside the library. Masks are available, if needed.

Digital Collections FAQ

BCLS download and streaming services can be accessed by all Bay County residents with a valid BCLS library card in good standing.

BCLS offers three unique download and streaming services:

  • OverDrive (downloadable eBooks and audiobooks)
  • Hoopla (downloadable/streaming movies, TV, eBooks, audiobooks, music, comics)
  • RBdigital (downloadable digital magazines)

Hoopla offers movies, TV, music and more with your BCLS library card.

Both OverDrive and Hoopla contain eBooks and audiobooks which you can download to your mobile device using your BCLS library card.

RBdigital offers unlimited digital magazine issues to download using your BCLS library card.

Each BCLS digital service has specific usage limits. OverDrive allows you to have up to 5 items at one time on your BCLS library account. Hoopla allows up to 5 digital item uses per month. RBdigital allows unlimited digital magazine uses on a BCLS library account.

Help on getting started is available here: