Renewing your Library card

Library cards are good for two years for a Resident Card and one year for Non-Resident Guest Card, Non-Resident Paid Card and School Of Choice Card.

At the end of this period we will ask you to confirm your address, phone number and email address.

Lost your card? Replacement cards are available at the circulation desk for $1.

Get a Library Card

The Bridgman Public Library offers both Resident and Non-Resident library card options. Please bring a valid driver’s license or proof of residency when applying.

Resident Card
If you are a Resident, property or business owner in the City of Bridgman, Lake Charter Township, or Chikaming Township, come into the library and apply for a Resident Library Card. 
This card gives you full access to all resources available through BPL, including Inter-Library Loan, Library of Things and electronic services like Libby and Hoopla.

Non-resident Guest Card
If you are a Non-Resident but have a current card from St. Joseph, Lincoln Township, or Berrien Springs libraries, apply for a Bridgman Library Guest Card.  This card is issued by applying a barcode to the patron’s home library card.
Non-Resident Guest patrons are eligible to borrow library materials. Electronic services, Inter-Library Loan and Library of Things are not available. 

Non-Resident Paid Card
If you are a Non-Resident living outside the BPL service area, apply for a Paid Card. You will have full access to all resources available through BPL for a yearly fee of $20. This includes Inter-Library Loan, Library of Things and electronic resources like Libby and Hoopla.

School of Choice Card
Any student currently attending Bridgman Public Schools may apply for a school of choice card. Borrow books, periodicals, audiobooks and movies from the Bridgman Public Library. Electronic services, Inter-Library Loan and Library of Things are not available. 

Age Qualifications
Anyone age 5+ can have their own card! All minors under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will sign the library card application and will be responsible for any fines that might incur. 

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