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Frequently Asked Questions
Who may get a library card?
Anyone living in any part of Boyne City, Bay, or Evangeline Townships, or living in Boyne City School District in Wilson and Eveline Townships
Anyone who owns property in Boyne City, Bay, and Evangeline Townships, or goes to school in Boyne City.
Anyone who works in Boyne City, even if they do not live in a Pac2 (see list below) library service area.
Who can use their own library card at BDL?
Part-time residents, if they have a MiCard.
Northland Cooperative (reciprocal borrowing agreement): Kalkaska, Oscoda, Otsego, and Traverse Area library card holders.
All PAC 2 libraries (share a catalog): Alcona County, Bliss, Boyne Falls, Caledonia, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Grand Lake, Hillman, Lewiston, Lincoln, Mackinaw, Millersburg, Mikado, Montmorency, Onaway, Pellston, Petoskey, Posen, Rogers City, Taquamenon, and Walloon.
BDL also participates in the Michigan Electronic Library's (MeL) visiting patron program.
How do I get a library card?
Come to BDL and bring some type of proof of residency such as driver’s license, utility bill, or passport.
I lost my library card, can I get a replacement?
Yes, we charge $1 to replace a lost library card.
How many library items may I check out?
There are no number limits for checking out books at BDL. Patrons are limited to 10 DVDs per household, as well as one technology device per household at a time.
How long can I check materials out from the library?
The standard loan period is one week for DVDs and digital devices, two weeks for new books, and three weeks for all other materials owned by the Boyne District Library.
What is the overdue policy for materials?
We are fine free! All non-digital items (books, DVDs, CDs, Audio Books) do not accrue late fees.
A charge of $5 per day will be accrued for overdue use of any technology devices (WiFi Hotspots, tablets).
Can I request materials to be purchased by the library?
The goal of selection is to provide collections that meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the customers in the Library’s legal service area. Patrons may request materials either
or at the library by completing a Book Request Form.
What is the overdue policy for MeL materials?
MeL items (Michigan eLibrary system for access to state-wide materials) are due in one month.
How can I renew library materials?
You may renew materials online by logging in to your BDL account, by calling the library at 231-582-7861, or by stopping by the library in-person. MeL items must be renewed through MeL.
How can I access my library account online?
Access the My Account link at the top of this website, or
log in here
. You will need your BDL library card number and your PIN number. Check with the library if you need help accessing that information.
What do I do if I have lost or damaged library materials?
Return the damaged material and library staff will inform you what the replacement or repair cost will be.
How can I find out which books, videos, audio books, or other materials the library owns?
Check out our searchable
or stop by the library.
How do Interlibrary Loans work?
BDL shares a catalog with many libraries in Northern Michigan, as well as libraries throughout Michigan through Michigan Electronic Library. BDL patrons may request items from these other libraries to be delivered to BDL. Items may also be returned to BDL.
Library Technology & Internet
What is the library’s computer use policy?
BDL Acceptable Use Policy
Does the library have wireless Internet access?
Yes, the access is free, without a password, and is called “BDLPublic”
Does the library offer mobile printing from my personal device?
Yes. Visit our
Printing Services page
for details and instructions.
What does the library charge for faxing, copying, printing, etc.?
Currently, BDL charges 10 cents per page for black/white or color letter size copies and prints. Fax services are a $1.00 flat fee. There is no cost to scan and email a document.
About the Library
What are the library’s hours?
The library is open Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm. Over the weekend we are open Saturday, 10am to 2pm, and Sunday, 1pm-5pm. Information about holiday hours and observances and be
How can I get the library’s newsletters sent to my email?
Enter your email in the bottom of this webpage.
How can I volunteer at the library?
Periodically, BDL has opportunities for volunteers to help with programs, library projects etc.
to complete a volunteer application, or stop by the library.
What programs are available at the library?
BDL offers a variety of monthly and special programs for all ages. For full details,
visit our calendar
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201 East Main Street
Boyne City, Michigan 49712
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