Curbside Service starts at 11 a.m. The building remains closed.

Monday – Thursday :  11 am – 6:45pm
Friday : 11 am – 6:15 pm
Saturday : 11 am – 5:15 pm

Curbside Service Instructions

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

The Library plans to move to Phase Three of re-opening plan on Monday, January 25, 2021.

In Phase Three the Library building is open for 30-minute visits to browse the collections, use computers by appointment, and speak with library staff. Patrons can also pick up their holds in person instead of curbside, if they wish.

When you visit us in the library, please wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth; keep six feet between yourself and other patrons and staff; wash hands frequently; please don’t come in if you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick.


Temporary Library Hours

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


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 (Monday, January 25, 2021)
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.