300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

eBooks

There isn’t one right way to read a book. Some readers insist on feeling the weight of the latest hardcover in their hands, while others prefer to turn a page onscreen with the swipe of their finger. If you lean toward the digital way, Baldwin has thousands of eBooks available for BPL cardholders to download through our online libraries, OverDrive, Hoopla and EBSCO.

New to reading on a mobile device? The Library is here to help! We can to walk you through the steps and get you reading on the go in no time. Give us a call at 248-554-4650 to set up an appointment.

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures

June 19: Closed

 

July 4: Closed

 

Click here to access Libby/OverDrive eBooks

Libby/OverDrive Instructions:

  • Kindle E-Readers
  • Fire Tablets –  download Libby directly from the Amazon Appstore (as of May 31, 2023)
    • Fire tablet users who already have the OverDrive app installed can continue to use it for now, but it is no longer in active development and you should consider changing to Libby at this time.
    •  Users with OverDrive’s Libby APK on their Fire Tablet can continue to use that version. If a user would like to switch to the Amazon Appstore version of the app, they can follow these steps. Note: Users who switch from the APK version to the Amazon Appstore version of Libby may lose their Libby timeline activity, search history, and app customizations. They will not lose their loans, holds, or tags.
  • iPad or iPhone – download the Libby by Overdrive app from the Apple App Store
    • Current users of the OverDrive app should transition to Libby use by May 1, 2023, at which time the original OverDrive app will be discontinued.
  • Android smartphone or tablet – download the Libby by Overdrive app from the Google Play Store
    • Current users of the OverDrive app should transition to Libby use by May 1, 2023, at which time the original OverDrive app will be discontinued.
  • eReaders (Black & White eReaders – not Kindles)
  • PC (Windows) Computer
  • Mac Computer
  • BPL Cardholders are allowed 10 simultaneous checkouts at any time

Click here to access Hoopla eBooks

Access Hoopla on your preferred device, then follow the instructions to begin reading:

PC/MAC

  1. Click “Log In” in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click “Sign Up Now.”
  3. Choose “Baldwin Public Library” from the drop-down menu and click “Continue.”
  4. Enter your account information and click “Sign Up Now.”

Mobile Device

  1. Download the Hoopla app from the Google Play or App store.
  2. Tap “Sign Up.” You will then see either a drop-down menu or a map with participating libraries, depending on whether your device’s location settings are enabled.
  3. Choose “Baldwin Public Library.”
  4. Enter your information and tap “Sign Up.”

BPL Cardholders have the opportunity to borrow 20 items per month.  

 

Online collection of animated, talking picture books that are designed to encourage the joy of reading in young children.

 

An interactive experience that allows you to explore storybooks and non-fiction while increasing understanding and fluency. Grades Pre-K to 5

 

Fiction and nonfiction books, homework topics and languages available online. Grades K-8.

 

Parking

Free Two-Hour Parking in Chester Street Deck

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

248-647-1700

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Closures:

June 19: Closed

July 4: Closed

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