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Bayliss Public Library

Adult Services

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

Library Collection

  • Bayliss Public Library houses over 80,000 Materials in all
  • There are 96 magazine titles and 21 regional and national newspaper subscriptions.
  • We have the Sault Evening News available on microfilm back to 1903. Articles can be printed, saved, or emailed.
  • 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 entertainment. Downloadable audio books are available from any computer with Internet access. Users must have their library card and PIN.

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 our Computer and Electronic Information Access Policy for more information.
  • We have a photocopy machine; copies are black and white only.
  • Faxing service are available.
  • Lamination is also provided for a small fee, dependent on size of the document to be laminated.  Library staff must perform this service.
  • Notary Services are provided free of charge.
  • There is a CCTV magnifier and an electronic reading machine for patrons with low vision.
  • Large print Reader's Digest and New York Times.
  • Special Inter-Library Loans are available for a nominal fee.
  • 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 collection. The genealogy resources focus on Chippewa County, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Sault Ste. 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 Ste. 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.