Frequently Asked Questions

The Bloomfield Public Library is now open for Curbside Pickup.
  • You can pick up items in the lobby of the adult building.

  • Masks and social distancing are required.

  • Indoor browsing and seating are not available.

How can I request a book, movie, or audiobook?
You can request materials via:​

How do I return something?

  • You may return items from ANY BCCLS library via the Book Drop, and all three Book Drops will be open 24 hours.  All returns will be quarantined for 72 hours, after which they will then be checked in.

When can I pick up my things?

Our Curbside Pickup hours are:​

  • Monday

    • 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm  

  • Tuesday - Saturday

    • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Can I print, fax, or copy something?

Click here for information on how to do that.

How can I sign up for a library card?

Right now there are two ways to sign up for a library card. 

  • You can sign up for a card online here. You will be issued a number by the Bloomfield Library. When you'd like to pick up your card at the library, you can come to our curbside hours and show us your ID with proof of address and we'll hand you your physical card. 

  • You can sign up for a card in person. You can come to our curbside hours and show us your ID with proof of address and we'll make you a library card. 

How do I view my account online?

Visit the BCCLS site and log on to your library account. 

How do I pay my overdue fines online?

Visit the BCCLS site to log on to your library account. Click on Fines & Fees on the left side and you can pay your overdue fees with a credit card. (Note: The Bloomfield Public Library is not currently accepting cash.)

How do I borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks?

Visit our Digital Services page to learn about our eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines.

Can I visit other libraries in person?

Every library has different policies at this time. We recommend that you call other libraries to see if and when you can visit them. Here is the contact information for the libraries your card is good at.

How do I find out about library events and news?

Sign up for our library newsletter to receive email updates. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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