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To be eligible for a Berkley Public Library card, you must live, work, or own property in Berkley. Stop by the Circulation Desk and present valid ID to get your card. Children under 18 must fill out an application, and a parent or legal guardian must be present to provide valid ID and sign the application. If you are not a resident of Berkley, you must visit your home library to obtain a card.
Berkley residents may check out up to 100 items. Residents of other communities may have up to ten items checked out at one time.
As long as you have a valid library card, you may be put on a waiting list for items that are checked out. You can either ask a librarian to do it or do it yourself through the Library catalog.
If you have a valid library card, books that are checked out or that the library does not own can be requested through our inter-library loan service. The item will be delivered to the Berkley Library for you to pick up. You can either ask a librarian to do it or do it yourself. Please check the iBistro Catalog first. If you do not find it in iBistro, try MelCat, the statewide library catalog and delivery service. MelCat is available to Berkley card holders only.
Yes. Faxes are $1.00 per page to send or receive. To receive a fax, have it sent to (248) 658-3441 and pick it up at the Circulation Desk. To send a fax, ask a member of the circulation staff for help.
Yes, wi-fi is available throughout the building. Nearly every notebook or handheld PC is able to connect wirelessly very easily. Library staff can provide troubleshooting hints, but staff cannot assist in connecting your device to the network.
Donations of books, video tapes, DVDs, CDs, and audio books are gratefully accepted. The library accepts recent items that are in good condition. Items that cannot be used at the library will be donated to the Friends of the Library for their booksales. The library does not accept textbooks, Readers Digest condensed books, old encyclopedias, or books that are dusty, musty, dirty, or in poor condition. You may bring the items to the front desk or notify the staff if you have a number of boxes.
No. The library does not have a notary service.
The library does not sell office supplies or stamps. Flash drives are available for purchase at the circulation desk. (Currently $5.50 for a 1 GB drive.)
The library provides a FREE delivery service for homebound visually and/or physically impaired residents of Berkley. Eligible patrons may call to request books which are then delivered to the home. Residents interested in learning about this service may call the library for further information.
You can type a paper using Microsoft. Note that the library DOES NOT have typewriters.
Librarians are specially trained to assist you with recreational reading choices. Call or stop by the adult or children’s desks any time and our librarians will be happy to make suggestions.
Printing is ten cents per page. You may pick up your printouts and pay for them at the Circulation Desk. Only black and white printing is available.