The Collection

Our collection, made up of books, magazines, audio CDís, and much more, form a collection that exceeds 64,000 items!  In addition, we house the Berrien County Genealogical Society collection.

Library Cards

Library cards are issued to anyone who lives, works, pays property taxes, or attends school in the Berrien Springs/Oronoko Township Library district, and are needed to check out any materials.

To obtain a library card, one piece of identification showing a current local address is required.  We also welcome the use of the statewide Michicard.  Non-resident cards may be purchased for an annual fee of $75.00.  Interlibrary loans are available for materials not in our collection.

There is a $2.00 fee to replace a lost card.

Fines

Printed materials, CDs, audiotapes
$.15 per day, per item, up to a maximum of $5.00 each.

DVDs
$1.00 per day, per item, up to a maximum of $5.00 each.

Patrons are responsible for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged item.

Holds
Holds may be placed on items that are checked out.
You will be notified when the item is available.

Loan Periods
1 Week
Pamphlets
Magazines (Limit of 6)
CDs (Limit of 4)
DVDs (Limit of 4 per card)
3 Weeks
Adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction
Audio books
Adult literacy materials

Renewals

These may be made either in person or by telephone if there are no holds on the items.  DVDs, magazines, and CDs renew for only one week, books for three weeks.   Special loans may be arranged by request.

Computer Services

We have computers for both children and adults to use.  The computers feature software applications, educational games, as well as the Internet. Internet Use Policy

Berrien Springs Community Library Endowment Fund

The Library's Endowment Fund was established to provide for the future.  It is an excellent choice for memorial donations or gifts in honor of a loved one, and contributions to the Fund will be built up through the years.  Contributions to the Endowment Fund, or to the Library, are deductible under Federal Income Tax, and provide a tax credit on your Michigan tax return.

Library use calculator

Please remember the Library in your annual contributions and in your estate planning!  A gift to the Berrien Springs Community Library is an investment in the future well-being of our community.