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Unlock the story of you!

With sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, more, Ancestry Library Edition will help you find your roots. This online database is available from inside the library only.

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 The Spring 2017 Newsletter incorrectly published our opening times.  The Library opens at 9:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday.  We regret the error.

 

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Download eBooks from your home computer or mobile device. Books have a 21-day lending period.  Check out up to 10 items at a time and place as many as 10 holds for items you want to reserve.

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Library Events Calendar

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African American Fiction

Best Sellers

Kids & Teens

Bio, Biz & Pop

Fiction AtoZ

 Borrowing Materials
 
Loan Periods:
3 Weeks:
All books, DVDs, BluRays, Console Games, Music CDs and Audiobooks
Feature DVDs and Console Games may not be renewed
Other items may be renewed twice unless there is a hold on the item.
1 Week:
Wi-Fi Hotspots
Kill-O-Watt Meters
 
Overdue Fines
Effective April 1, 2017, Bellwood Public Library will stop charging overdue fines according to our Fine Free Policy. Only Wi-Fi Hotspots will incur fines for late return.
$2.00 per day: Wi-Fi Hotspots
 
 
Other Charges
$3.00 for a replacement card (please report lost card immediately)
$3.00 DVD, BluRay or CD return in an outside bookdrop (Return them to the Check out Desk during library hours)
 
Payment
You can pay online (credit or debit) or at the Circulation Desk (cash or check).
 
Notices
We offer 3 ways you can receive your hold and overdue notices:
Email
Text
Automated phone call
If you would like to change your preference, please call the Circulation Department at (708)547-7393 option 3.
 
 
 

Bellwood Materials Returned at the Bellwood Public Library

Patrons may use the following areas to return materials :

  • You may return books in the South book drop (24 hours).  Due to damage, we request that you do not return DVD's in the book drop. You may be charged $3.00 for items returned in the book drop.  Items returned before the library opens will be recorded as returned the previous workday.

  • Indoor book and audiovisual returns: All library materials can be returned here during our open hours. Please sort out audiovisual materials and place in the one designated return.

  • Circulation Desk: All items may also be returned to staff at the Circulation Desk.


Bellwood Materials Returned at Other Libraries

Bellwood Public Library materials may be returned to other public libraries who are reciprocal partners.  Items are considered returned on the date the materials are received at the reciprocating library. The patron, not the library, is responsible for the condition in which the items are received and for any items which are not delivered to the Bellwood Public Library.


Non-Bellwood Public Library Materials Returned at the Bellwood Public Library

Materials belonging to other libraries may be returned to the Bellwood Public Library for routing to the owning library if that library is a reciprocal partner. Fines for overdue items may be paid to the Bellwood Public Library if the owning library has agreed to such an arrangement.

The Bellwood Public Library does not accept any responsibility for the condition of the item, for failure of the item to reach its home destination, or for any additional fees assessed by the owning library.


Interlibrary Loan items Checked out at the Bellwood Public Libary

Patrons are responsible for any fees associated with damaged Inter-library loan items. You will be subject to the fees imposed by the owning library, usually the cost of the item plus a processing fee.

museum adventure pass Museum Adventure Passes are available with  your library card!

Many local museums allow you to use your library card to receive admission or a special discount.

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Here’s how you can check out a Museum Adventure Pass at Bellwood Library with your Bellwood Library card:

Visit Bellwood library to find out current pass availability. Library staff will be able to tell you what is available.

Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your library card at your home library. Libraries have a limited number of passes for each participating organization, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone.

One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per person, per loan period. The loan period is SEVEN DAYS, and will expire after the date printed on the pass.

Admission offers vary per museum. For some, two or four people may be admitted free per pass, or by carload. If admission normally is free, another special discount will be offered.

Passes are for one-time use and are not transferable. Your name will be printed on the pass, and you may be asked to show identification at the museum. The museum will collect the pass when you visit.

 

Borrowing Materials

Item*

Loan Period

Charge

DVDs, Limit Adults 10, Youths 5

New Popular Books

7 Days

None

All Other Materials

3 weeks

None

 *Most items can be renewed: online through the library catalog My Account by phone, 708 547-7393

 

 

School Book Bag Program Application

Our book bag service is available to supplement and enhance your classroom curriculum.

When requesting a book bag for the first time, Bellwood Library will assign you a book bag library card number. Actual cards are not issued, but your number will be stored in our database. It is necessary to renew your book bag application annually.

All book bag requests should be made at least one week in advance.

Please be sure to be specific when requesting the topic of your book bag.

Requests can be made by calling the Youth Services Department at(708)547-7393 X 216, or email Jill Eisele, Assistant Head of Youth Services, at eiselej@bellwoodlibrary.org

A receipt will be printed for all materials checked out.

 

Teen Events

Teen Anime Club Tue May 02 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Teen Anime Club Tue May 09 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Teen Anime Club Tue May 16 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Teen Anime Club Tue May 23 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM

Children Events

Lego Builders, Unite!
Wed May 10 @ 4:30PM -
Kids' Movie Day
Mon May 15 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM

Computer Classes

TechBoomers Walk-Through
Tue May 09 @10:30AM - 12:00PM

Adult Events

Painting Mixed Media with Rebekah
Tue May 02 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
How to Pay For College Without Going Broke!
Wed May 03 @ 6:00PM - 07:45PM
Yoga drop-in class
Thu May 04 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
Zumba Drop-in Exercise Class
Sat May 06 @10:00AM - 11:00AM