Curbside Service is available now.
Pick up your holds safely from your car!  To request curbside service, place a hold online through the library catalog OR call and speak to a librarian.  Click here for instructions.


Starting June 15, the Library has modified hours of operation.

Temporary Library Hours
M-Th: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Fri: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Sat: 10:00am – 5:30pm
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, dates for each phase is not known.

Read the Library’s Reopening Policy.

Phase One: Building Closed
While the building and book return are closed, the Library remains open. This includes:
eResources, downloads, eCards available via www.btpl.org

  • Extended due dates and library card expiration dates
  • Talk to a librarian by email
  • Virtual programming

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

  • Book return is open 24/7
  • Talk to a librarian by email or phone
  • Library-By-Mail delivery service available
  • Returned material quarantined for 72 hours
  • Virtual programming

Phase Three: Controlled In-House Service
The Library is open to a limited number of patrons and by appointment.

  • Advise individuals to stay home if ill
  • Social distancing in place
  • Plexiglass shields at all public service desks in place
  • Appointments available for computer use
  • Quick browsing of library materials to borrow and continued curbside service by appointment
  • No use of the Commons, Vending Cafe, meeting rooms, or study rooms
  • Talk to a librarian by email, phone or in person by appointment
  • Returned material quarantined for 72 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 72 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, and Commons area open