Bayliss Public Library

Adult Patrons

The Library offers a wide variety of materials and services. Our policies and services are outlined in this section of our website. Fore more information about any of the services described here, please ask our staff.

Library Collection

  • Bayliss Public Library houses over 77,000 books
  • There are 96 magazine titles and 21 regional and national newspaper subscriptions
  • Large Print books are available for those with minor vision problems
  • We carry a large selection of audio books, as well as music CDs for your listening pleasure
  • There are over 2,500 DVDs including children's,. special interest, travel, health and entertainmentDownloadable audio books are available from any computer with Internet access.  Users must have their library card and PIN Number.

In the event you can not find what you are looking for, we can assist you via Inter-Library Loan which has access to libraries all over the United States.  Please see our Circulation Policy for more information on borrowing books, electronic and other materials.

Programs and Special Events

Adult programs include author talks, music programs, film showings, meetings of Chippewa County Historical Society and Chippewa County Genealogical Society, plus many other exciting events.  To see upcoming programs, go to our Coming Events tab.

Computers, Internet, Photocopying and Other Services

  • Computers with access to the Internet, and wireless for reference and personal use.  See Internet Access and our Computer Policy for more information.
  • We have a photocopy machine; copies are $0.15 per page
  • Faxing services are available at a cost of $2.00 for the first faxed page, and $1.00 additional for each additional page.
  • Lamination is also provided for a small fee dependent upon the size of the document to be laminated.
  • Notary Services are provides free of charge
  • There is a CCTV magnifies for those with low vision problems and an electronic reading machine for patrons with no vision.
  • Large print Readers Digest and New York Times.
  • Special Inter-Library Loans for $1.00 each
  • Paperback books and puzzles on loan for patrons that either cannot get a card or are visiting the area.

History and Genealogy

The Judge Joseph H. Steere Room houses our local history.  The genealogy resources focus on Chippewa County, Michigan and Ontario Canada.  Sault Sainte Marie newspapers from 1887 to the present and the U.S. Census 1820-1930 are available on microfilm.  Also available on microfilm are the Chippewa County marriage and death indexes, Sault Sainte Marie city directories, Sault immigration records from 1903-1955, and other miscellaneous records.  See the History and Genealogy section for more information.

Reference Services

Reference questions may be asked in person, by phone or via mail and internet.  Please see Reference Services for more information.