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Bremen Public Library

304 N. Jackson St, Bremen, IN 46506  (574) 546-2849

Services We Provide

There is a charging station available for patrons in the children's department. The station has both standard electrical and USB outlets for charging laptops and mobile devices. Patrons must provide their own power cords.
There is one B/W photocopier for public use in the library. Copies are 10 cents per page for 8 1/2 x 11, 8 1/2 x 14 and 11 x 17 sized paper. The copy machine is located right inside the door at the Jackson Street entrance.
The display cases in the library's foyer and children's room are available for display of materials or artifacts from the library collections or objects owned by members of the community. View a list of recent displays and more information.
Items, except art prints, can be returned in the drop boxes. An audiovisual drop for videos, cassettes, CDs and DVDs is located to the right of the Jackson Street entrance. A book drop for books, magazines and kits is located to the left of the Jackson Street entrance.
The library has a fax machine for public use. It is located in the office area so staff must send documents for you. All in-coming faxes are $1.00 per page. Outgoing faxes going to locations within the United States are $1.00 per page. Faxes going outside the United States are $2.00 per page.
The adult and children's departments both have headphones available for public use in the Library. The headphones may be used with the public computers, and/or patrons' own devices, to listen to CDs and/or digital media.
Staff members provide delivery service for homebound residents or residents of health care facilities who lack transportation or who are temporarily or permanently confined due to illness or disability. All library materials, except videos, can be delivered through this service. Delivery is every two weeks. You may request titles or they can be selected for you. For additional information contact Shelli at the library.
With the Bremen Public Library's interlibrary loan service you can access materials from other libraries throughout Indiana and the rest of the country. The requested items can be delivered or faxed here and you can check them out as you would any other title in our collection. You must hold a valid Bremen Public Library card in order to take advantage of this service. Interlibrary loan is a primary service that supports the mission of the library by providing enhanced access to library materials and information. The purpose of interlibrary loan is to obtain materials not available in the library and to provide materials from our collection to other libraries. Items in frequent or recurring demand will be considered for purchase.
There is a listening center available for patrons in the children's department. The center has comfortable seating and a CD player for public use. Headphones are also available.
The Bremen Public Library with the help of the Marshall County Adult Basic Education program offers literacy classes to patrons of our community. Classes are offered in reading, writing and English for speakers of other languages. The volunteer tutor program provides one-on-one tutoring for non-reading adults (18 or older) or for those who need help in reading skills. There are always more students than tutors so if you are interested in becoming a tutor contact Shelli at the library. Students need to fill out a form at the library before tutors are assigned.
The meeting rooms are available free of charge to German Township groups and organizations whose purpose is non-commercial, non-partisan and/or non-profit. See our Meeting Room Policy page for details.
The library has available for use a microfilm reader/printer. This is used mainly to look at the Bremen Enquirer, our local newspaper. The Bremen Enquirer is used for research, genealogy and just for fun. Printed copies can be made for 10 cents a page. Digital images can be saved to a computer. The computer connected to the microfilm reader does not have Internet access so you must bring either a blank CD/DVD or a USB drive if you are scanning images to the computer. There is no charge for scanning images to the computer. Instructions for using the microfilm reader/printer.
Our Bremen Mobile App, available for both Android and iOS devices, is a free download available from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android. Search for “Bremen Public Library”. The app allows you to search our catalog for materials, place holds, renew materials, see new arrivals and bestsellers, and check our hours.
We have joined over 150 Indiana public libraries in a statewide reciprocal borrowing program that allows patrons from one library system to check out materials from another library system. With your BPL card in good standing, you can visit other member libraries and check out books with no additional cost. See details on reciprocal borrowing.
Try the Inspire Database. If you have further questions, contact the library staff.
Renewable items may be renewed online by logging in to your account. For those without Internet access, phone renewal is available by calling 574-546-2849.
The library has a scanner available for patron use. This scanner can scan documents up to 8.5" X 11.7". Transparencies and negatives can also be scanned. If you wish to scan transparencies and/or negatives and are not familiar with the equipment, you should schedule an appointment for a staff member to assist you.
These alerts will be notifications of items that are overdue or for holds that are ready for pickup at our library. Please note that notifications regarding digital items are sent to the email address on record with the digital provider. Sign up for Text Alerts.
Our Children's Department welcomes class visits and tours. If you are unable to visit our library in person, you may enjoy our Online Photo Tour.
Free wireless (WiFi) Internet access is available at the library for patrons who bring their own laptops or mobile devices.The high speed wireless network can be accessed during regular library hours. Patrons will be expected to follow the same policies and rules set for use of the library computers.