Starting Tuesday, September 7, the Library will enter Phase Five: Cautious Full-Service. In this phase, the Library will be open regular hours and will start renting Meeting Rooms.

The Library building is open to browse the collections, use computers, and speak with library staff.

There is no time limit for visits. Study rooms are available, seating is available throughout the Library, and the Vending Café is open.

When you visit the Library, masks are preferred but not required, keep six feet between yourself and other patrons and staff, wash hands frequently, and please don’t come in if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick.

MASKS ENCOURAGED FOR ALL regardless of vaccination status. The CDC recommends and encourages wearing masks in indoor public spaces while the rate of community transmission is substantial or high.


Regular Library Hours are:

M-Th: 9:30 am – 9 pm
Fri: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sat: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sun: 12 pm – 5:30 pm

The drive-up materials return and Virtual Branch is open 24/7.


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 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
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 60-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.
  • 60-minute limit for browsing 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.
  • Virtual programming available.

Phase Four: Limited Service
The Library is open with reduced operating hours.

  • Advise individuals to stay home if ill.
  • Plexiglass shields at all public service desks in place.
  • Patrons may visit the Library with no time limit.
  • Seating open throughout the Library.
  • Study rooms available.
  • Vending Cafe open.
  • Talk to a librarian by email, phone, or in-person.
  • Virtual programming and some limited in-person programming available.
  • Curbside service continues.
  • No use of meeting rooms.

Phase Five: Cautious Full Service (Starts September 7)
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.
  • Programs are a mix of virtual and in-person. Youth programming will remain virtual to keep those who do not have access to a vaccine safe.
  • Study rooms, meetings rooms, Vending Cafe, Library Shop, and Commons area open.

Curbside Service

Patrons still have the option to pick up holds curbside.
Please refer to our Curbside Service Instructions for more information.

Curbside Service Hours
Monday – Thursday:  11 am – 8 pm
Friday:  11 am – 6:15 pm
Saturday:  11 am – 5:15 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm