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The Baldwin Public Library offers a rich variety of services to the residents of its service area, which is defined as the City of Birmingham and all communities having contracts with Baldwin. Baldwin’s contract communities are Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and the City of Bloomfield Hills.
Below is a sampling of Baldwin’s services that are available to the residents and businesses of the City of Bloomfield Hills:
Interlibrary loan, including MeLCat (the Michigan Electronic Library Catalog) and OCLC (the Online Computer Library Center). Interlibrary loan allows you to select from the tens of millions of items available at libraries throughout Michigan and the entire country and then to have them delivered at Baldwin for pickup.
Reduced rental rates for meeting rooms. The Library offers inviting spaces appropriate for meetings, workshops, presentations, and social events.
The Library’s budgets for materials, programming, and technology are supplemented each year by over $40,000 in contributions from the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library and over $50,000 in earnings from the Library’s endowment.
A “reading center” in the Bloomfield Hills City Hall, which allows borrowing, on an honor basis, of hardcover and paperback books.
A book return box at the Bloomfield Hills City Hall.
How much are people actually using public libraries in the 21st century?
In the fiscal year ending June 2019, Baldwin’s users:
Baldwin currently has a total of over 28,000 registered cardholders—including the residents of the Library’s service area as well as residents of communities that enjoy reciprocal borrowing privileges at Baldwin. 50% (17,300 people) of the residents in Baldwin’s current service area (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Bloomfield Hills) possess library cards.
How accessible is the Baldwin Library?
How does Baldwin communicate and cooperate with the City of Bloomfield Hills?