Patron Services

3D Printing | Assistive Devices | Art Exhibits | Computer Labs | Copiers | Dominic Froio Memorial Garden | Faxing | Homebound Delivery | Interlibrary Loan | Laminator | Notary | Scanning Stations | Study Rooms | Text a Librarian | Wi-Fi Printing


3D Printing

The library offers 3D print services to the community. For a small fee, we can print your 3D creations. See the 3D Printing page for more details.


Assistive Devices

The library offers a collection of assistive devices for people with disabilities. This collection includes a variety of handheld magnifiers, as well as book holders, large print playing cards, and other items that are available to check out. See a complete list of assistive devices here.

The library also owns a state-of-the-art CCTV text magnifier. This magnifying device can help those with low vision to read books, sort out their bills, or decipher a prescription medicine bottle.


Art Exhibits

Exhibits of different forms are welcome at the Bloomingdale Public Library. Exhibits stimulate interest in a variety of library materials, provide information, develop aesthetic appreciation, and furnish an opportunity for individuals and groups to display artistic and educational materials.

Exhibit Policy and Regulations


Computer Lab

The library has multiple computers available for public use in two computer labs with various levels of Internet access and software. Access to these computers requires a Bloomingdale Library card, registered reciprocal library card, or a guest pass.

Printing from the computers is available. Black and white prints are free. Color prints cost 20¢ per page. Cash, credit, or debit are accepted.

In addition, the library has a portable computer training lab with laptops. Please see Computer Services for more information on the services available in our labs.


Copiers

Photocopiers are available on the main level. Black and white copies are free. Color copies cost 20¢ per page. Cash, credit, or debit are accepted.


Faxing Services

Faxing is available through the library's Business Office. Cash only. Credit cards not accepted.

The library's fax number is 630-529-3243.
Prices:

  • Local Chicagoland area codes
    1st page: $1.00
    Additional page(s): $1.00 each
  • Long distance
    1st page: $2.00
    Additional page(s): $1.00 each
  • International (some countries cannot be faxed to)
    1st page: $3.00
    Additional page(s): $2.00 each

Homebound Delivery Service

Seniors without transportation and anyone limited in their ability to visit the library due to illness, surgery, or disabilities are eligible to receive free delivery of library materials at their home or residential facility. Homebound patrons must live in Bloomingdale and have a valid library card. Call the Adult Services Department at 630-924-2730 or fill out our online application to set up homebound service.


Interlibrary Loans

Don’t see what you want in the catalog? We can borrow items from library collections nationwide. Ask a librarian to help or request the item through WorldCat Discovery. Note: Interlibrary loan is available for Bloomingdale Public Library cardholders only.

  • Stop by the Reference Desk
  • Call us at 630-924-2730
  • Email us at bdref@mybpl.org
  • Text mybpl to 833-445-8848
  • Chat with us by clicking the Ask a Librarian box to the left
  • Request the item yourself through WorldCat Discovery

Laminator

The library offers an 8.5" x 11" letter sized laminator for patron use. Laminating pouches must be purchased for use (cash only). Ask at the Reference Desk for assistance.

  • The library sells standard letter sized (8.5” x 11”) pouches in 3 mil thickness. Each pouch costs 15¢ (cash only).
  • Patrons can also laminate multiple smaller sized items in the pouches (like wallet sized cards).
  • We DO NOT allow patrons to use their own pouches. If you need more involved laminating services, please visit an office supply store.

Scanning Stations

The library has multiple scanners for public use. Use the Simple Scan touchscreen station to scan and save to a flash drive, email, or fax. The Simple Scan Station comes equipped with a flatbed scanner for books and magazines, as well as a high speed document scanner. You can scan items and save them in several different formats including PDF, Searchable PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and Word document.


Study Rooms

The library has 2 study rooms available for reservation:

  • 1 Group Study Room (8 people max)
  • 1 Quiet Study Room (2 people max, no talking)

To reserve a study room, visit the Adult Reference Desk or call 630-924-2730. Study room reservations are not available online.

  • Study rooms can be booked up to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Advanced reservations can be booked for 2 hours max per day.
  • If no one else is waiting to use the room, room use can be extended up to 4 hours max per day.
  • Rooms held for 15 minutes for reservations.
  • Open to all patrons in high school and older (not restricted to Bloomingdale cardholders) and free to use​.
  • If there are no advanced registrations, rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.​

Text a Librarian
Text a librarian is available during regular library hours.

  • Text: mybpl
  • To: 833-445-8848
  • Type your question
  • Save 833-445-8848 in your contacts as mybpl

There is no charge for this service, but your carrier's standard message rates apply.


Wi-Fi & Wireless Printing

We provide a free wireless network throughout the library. Laptop computers equipped with wireless cards should automatically detect and connect to our network (network name/SSID: Library.Guest).

Wireless printing is also available.