Library Elf

Let Library Elf help you manage your loans and holds.

Want an easy way to keep track of what’s due, overdue, or ready for pickup? How about consolidating notices for your family members’ library accounts? Library Elf might be perfect for you.

Who uses Library Elf?

  • Families with children and lots of books
  • Anyone who requests a lot of holds
  • Anyone who wants to reduce overdue fines

What’s delivered?

  • Email and/or RSS alerts before items are due
  • Email and/or RSS alerts on overdues and holds
  • Consolidated lists of yours or your family’s loans and holds
  • Cellphone text message alerts for holds
  • Real-time checking by browser

How do I sign up for Library Elf?

  • Visit Library Elf to create an account.
  • Go to “List of Libraries” and choose Bellingham Public Library.
  • Fill out the signup form with your library barcode number and PIN
  • Specify what types of notices you would like to receive, how you would like to receive them, and how often.


Library Elf is a private third party service that is not affiliated with the Bellingham Public Library. Use of Library Elf is at your own option and risk. Users are required to submit personal information, including library barcode and PIN. Please read Library Elf’s privacy policy and frequently asked questions before signing up for this service.