On November 8, 2011, City residents voted to enter into a contract with the Baldwin Public Library for library services. The contract was recently renewed for 6 years on November 4, 2020. To provide easier access, Baldwin has also installed a return receptacle at City Hall so residents can easily return their library materials in our community.
If you’re a resident, property owner, K-12 student, or are employed in the City of Bloomfield Hills, you are eligible to receive a BPL card of your own. Before your visit, please fill out Baldwin’s online application.
In addition to the regularly scheduled story times, book clubs, and computer classes, Baldwin offers a diverse and engaging slate of programs for patrons of all ages. Check out the calendar of events for a full schedule.
With a Baldwin card, you have access to:
- 115,000 books, magazines, Blu-Rays and DVDs, CDs, books on CDs, video games, toys, puppets, and media kits
- Borrow interlibrary loan materials from thousands of libraries around the country
- More than 1,600,000 streaming or downloadable ebooks, eAudiobooks, TV shows, movies, and songs are available
- Curbside pickup
- Subscription databases, like Morningstar, ValueLine, Consumer Reports, Mango Languages, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal
- 3 private group study rooms for up to 4 people available on a first come, first serve basis
- 3 meeting rooms, varying in size, available for rental
- Proctoring for written or online exams is available by appointment. See the proctoring page for full details.
- Reference service in person, by telephone and electronically
To stay informed about what’s happening at Baldwin, read the Library’s quarterly newsletter, Learn.Connect.Discover, which is delivered to all residents in Bloomfield Hills, available for pickup in the Library or available online. Subscribe to the Library’s eNewsletters.
You can find Baldwin on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @baldwinlib. If you’re interested in finding out more about what Baldwin offers, please contact Library Director Rebekah Craft by calling 248-554-4861 or through email.