Library Services

The Bellingham Public Library provides the community with a wide variety of services:

AskWA virtual reference chat service
Bellingham Reads book discussion group
Book Club Kits
Borrowing materials
Class visits for children, teens, and adults
Closed circuit TV (magnification device) for the visually impaired (Central Library)
Donations
Finding Funders classes for nonprofits
Interlibrary loan option for materials not available in the library catalog
Internet access
KitKeeper
Library cards
Library catalog
Library Elf (a web-based tool for keeping track of your family’s borrowing)
Meeting rooms
Microfilm and microfiche reader/printer (Central Library)
Microsoft Imagine Academy
Museum passes
Online fines payment
Outreach services to the homebound, nursing homes, and adult care facilities
Photocopy machines (15 cents per page)
Purchase request option for materials not available in the library catalog
Research tools (subscription databases)
Skillshare
Storytimes and other children’s programs
Summer Reading programs for children, teens and adults
Tax filing assistance
Teachers’ resources
Tech help services and resources
Teen programs
Video phone for the signing community (Central Library)
Volunteer opportunities
Whatcom Libraries Collaborate
Whatcom READS!
WiFi