Starting Wednesday, November 18, 2020, the Library will revert to Phase 2 of the reopening plan, contactless service.

Cases of COVID-19 are rising in communities all over Michigan, including Bloomfield Township. Bloomfield Township Public Library is taking steps to keep our community of library patrons and staff safe.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Library is reverting to Phase 2 of its reopening plan, Contactless Service. Starting Wednesday, November 18, 2020, the library building will be closed to visitors. Library materials may be picked up using curbside service.

In Phase 2 the Library is open with reduced operating hours. Phase 2 includes:

  • Curbside Service to pick up pre-requested library materials.
  • Talk to a librarian by email or phone.
  • Library-By-Mail delivery service available.
  • Virtual programming available.
  • Drive-up return is open 24/7.
  • Returned material quarantined for 96 hours.
  • Copying and Printing is now available via Curbside service. For more information, contact the Computer Help Desk at asktech@btpl.org or call 248-642-5800.

Find loads of electronic content such as on-demand programs, resources to support students, and links to digital downloadable content at the Virtual Branch.

Temporary Library Hours

M-Th: 10 am – 7 pm
Fri: 10 am – 6:30 pm
Sat: 10 am – 5:30 pm
Sun: Closed

Curbside Service ends 15 minutes before closing. 

 


Reopening Plans

Bloomfield Township Public Library looks forward to reopening library services with a focus on the health and safety of both staff and patrons. This will be a phased response to the pandemic and will model the Michigan Safe Start Plan. The Library will adapt its phases in accordance with recommendations from local, state, and federal authorities. At times, it may be necessary to move back and forth between the phases depending on several factors, including government recommendations, changes in illness in the area, and at the Library Director’s determination.  At this time, the dates for each phase are not known.

Read the Library’s Reopening Policy.

Phase One: Building Closed
While the building and drive up return are closed, the Library remains open. This includes:

  • eResources, downloads, eCards available via btpl.org.
  • Extended due dates and library card expiration dates.
  • Talk to a librarian by email.
  • Virtual programming available.

Phase Two: Contactless Service (Current Phase)
The Library is open for curbside service, with reduced operating hours, and:

  • Curbside Service to pick up pre-requested library materials.
  • Drive-up return is open 24/7.
  • Talk to a librarian by email or phone.
  • Library By Mail delivery service available.
  • Returned material quarantined for 96 hours.
  • Virtual programming available.

Phase Three: Controlled In-House Service
The Library is open for 30-minute visits, with reduced operating hours.

  • Advise individuals to stay home if ill.
  • Social distancing in place.
  • Masks are required.
  • Plexiglass shields at all public service desks in place.
  • Appointments available for computer use.
  • 30-minute limit for quick browsing of library materials.
  • Curbside service continues.
  • No use of the Commons, Vending Cafe, Library Shop, meeting rooms, or study rooms.
  • Talk to a librarian by email, phone or in person.
  • Returned material quarantined for 96 hours.
  • Virtual programming available.

Phase Four: Limited Service
The Library is open without an appointment, but still with limited capacity and social distancing.

  • Advise individuals to stay home if ill.
  • Plexiglass shields at all public service desks in place.
  • Socially distanced and limited seating available.
  • Study rooms limited to one person at a time.
  • No use of meeting rooms.
  • Browsing and continued curbside service by appointment.
  • Talk to a librarian by email, phone, or in-person.
  • Returned material quarantined for 96 hours.
  • Virtual programming available.

Phase Five: Cautious Full Service
The Library is open regular hours for cautious full service, including:

  • Follow general safety guidelines.
  • Continue regular cleaning.
  • Advise individuals to stay home if ill.
  • Regular programming resumes.
  • Study rooms, meetings rooms, Vending Cafe, Library Shop, and Commons area.