Bayliss Public Library

What We Offer

Bayliss Public Library provides books and magazines (in print, large print, digital and audio formats, newspapers, movies, music, microfilm, genealogical resources, inter-library loans, computer usage and wireless Internet access.

Library Cards

Cards are available free of charge to residents of and property owners in the Superior District Library service area, as well as to students at local schools and colleges.  Non-residents and temporary residents may also obtain library cards for an annual fee.

Applicants for library cards must present a valid picture ID and proof of local residency or enrollment.  Children under the age of 14 must have a parent, grandparent or legal guardian complete the application process.  Library cards are issued for a one-year period with yearly privilege renewal.  The card is required to check out any materials from the library

Loan Period

21 Days:  Books, Audio Books, and Music Cds

7 Days:  Periodicals, New Release/Best Seller/High Demand Books, DVDs

Materials can be checked out and returned at any of the Superior District Library affiliate libraries.  Most items may be renewed on time unless a reserve request is present.  Renewals may be done in person, by phone or online.

Fines & Fees

Overdue materials accrue fines at the rate of $0.20 per day per item.  DVDs are $1.00 to check out or renew, except Special Interest/Educational items, which are marked with a white dot.

Adult Programs

Author talks are scheduled periodically throughout the year.  Movies are shown weekly, free of charge.  The Superior Poetry Cafe, with a featured poet and an open mic, is also featured regularly.

The Soo Naturalists of Michigan and Ontario meet monthly for a talk or research session.  The Sierra Club and the Chippewa County Historical Society Sponsor several Programs throughout the year.

Creative Endeavors Writers' Group meets monthly to review and encourage each other's writing.  Bayliss Book Club meets monthly as well.  Many more programs are offered; please check out online calendar or printed bi-monthly calendar in the newsletter.

WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS

The Copyright Law of 1976 (United States Code, Title 17) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction [including that made by electronic transmission of reserve material] for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.