The library is open by appointment if you would like to browse the collections and pick out your own books/DVDs. We are also happy to provide curbside service! Current hours are:
Monday through Wed: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hours are subject to change based on patron need and demand.
Items may be reserved the following ways:
1) Browse and Request from the online library catalog
Visit https://benzie.biblionix.com/catalog/?search= and login using your library card number. Click the "help" icon in the top left corner for instructions and tips for browsing and placing reserves.
2) Email your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include your full name and a phone number in your email.
3) Call 231-352-4671 and either speak with a staff member or leave a message.
Be sure to leave your full name and a phone number.
4) Not sure what you want to read but know you just need something? Complete our 5for5 Form and we'll get a stack of books chosen just for you! Simply tell us 5 books you enjoyed reading and we will find 5 more of similar
Curbside Pick-up instructions will be given to you once we recieve your request. Requests received after 1 p.m. will be fulfilled the next business day.
Library materials that were due (except items that were billed/long overdue) before March 13th are now due July 1, 2020. All library materials should be returned in the outdoor bookdrop.
Returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours or more. Because of this, you may continue to see items on your record that have been returned. BSDL is a fine free library, so there is no penalty to borrowers for items in quarantine.
We ask for your patience as we figure out logistics and best practices for these new services. It is important to us that we reunite you with your library books! We want to make sure we can do that as efficiently and safely as possible.