Baldwin County Library Cooperative


251.970.4010  or  251.937.0204           BCC Central Annex, 22251 Palmer St., PO Box 399, Robertsdale, Ala.  36567

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rev. 05/21/2014

ABOUT THE BALDWIN COUNTY LIBRARY COOPERATIVE

 

HOW TO REACH US

Baldwin County Commission Central Annex East, Central and South:    970-4010
22251 Palmer Street (County Rd 65) Eastern Shore:    928-3002 ext. 2204 
Robertsdale, AL  36567 Bay Minette:    937-0204 
Mailing:  PO Box 399, Robertsdale, AL  36567-0399 Fax:     970-4011 

 

APPLYING FOR A BORROWER CARD

     You can apply for a library borrower card at any public library in Baldwin County, and the card can be used at any library in the County and the Bookmobile.  Materials can be requested at your local library or from our online library catalog and returned to any library in the Cooperative. 

      Apply online to start the process.  You can place one item on hold, then visit any county public library to complete the registration process and receive a library card.

     To apply for a card, you will be asked for some form of identification, such as a driver's license.  You will also be asked for proof of your mailing or local address, and the name of the parent or guardian for children under the age of 14.  Some libraries may request additional information, or have other requirements.  Check with your local library.

     Since the bookmobile visits each stop once every two weeks, it is often difficult for borrowers to return materials on time.  BCLC does not impose late fees (fines) for overdue materials.  Borrowers are, however, encouraged to return materials in a timely manner, and will be billed for lost or damaged items.

 

BALDWIN COUNTY LIBRARY COOPERATIVE STAFF

Director Liz Reed
Technical Services Librarian Kim Mumbower
Reference & Interlibrary Loans Librarian Susan Koier
Bookkeeper Terri Redditt
Circulation Librarian Beth Ann Kimmery
Bookmobile Librarian Ray Shores
Bookmobile Librarian Gloria Shores
   

OUR MISSION

      For 40 years the Baldwin County Library Cooperative (BCLC) has provided quality library service to residents of the County who have not had ready access to a library.  Our most visible direct service is the bookmobile, which makes 39 stops every two weeks from Little River to Bon Secour, and from Belforest to Seminole.  The bookmobile stops at nursing homes, community centers, assisted living facilities, schools and day care centers.  We also maintain deposit collections at 13 nursing homes and mental health centers throughout the County.

     Three full-time librarians and five part-time staff support the operation of BCLC, including the bookmobile, deposit stations, and the library management system used by all public libraries in the County.  In addition, we provide interlibrary loan and reference services, coordinate courier services, and provide training and professional development programs for library staff throughout the County.

     BCLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership network of all public libraries in Baldwin County.

     The mission of the Baldwin County Library Cooperative is "to improve library services throughout Baldwin County and to ensure all citizens access to information resources adequate to meet their professional, educational and recreational needs.  BCLC will work together with member libraries and through outreach services to fulfill this mission."