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Bremen Public Library

Bremen Public Library

We link our community to the world; past, present and future.

Services

A. COPY MACHINE

There is one 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.

B. DISPLAY CASES

C. DROP BOXES - BOOK AND AUDIOVISUAL

Items, except art prints, can be returned in the drop boxes when the library is closed. 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. [top]

D. FAX MACHINE

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. [top]

E. GENEALOGY INFORMATION

F. HOMEBOUND DELIVERY SERVICE

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. [top]

G. INTERLIBRARY LOAN

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. [top]

H. LISTENING CENTERS

The adult and children's departments both have a listening center available for patrons. The center has comfortable seating and cassette and CD players for public use. Headphones are also available. [top]

I. LITERACY CLASSES

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 Rose at the library. Students need to fill out a form at the library before tutors are assigned. [top]

J. MEETING ROOMS

K. MICROFILM READER

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. [top]

L. REFERENCE QUESTIONS

Try the Inspire Database. If you have further questions, contact the library staff.

M. RENEW BOOKS

Renewable items may be renewed online if you have Internet access. For those without Internet access, phone renewal is available by calling 574-546-2849. [top]

N. SCANNER

The library has a scanner available for patron use. This scanner can scan documents and photos up to 8" X 15". Transparencies and negatives can also be scanned. The computer connected to the scanner does not have Internet access so you must bring either a blank CD/DVD or a USB drive for your files. 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. [top]

O. TOURS OF THE LIBRARY

P. Wi-Fi Wireless

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. [top]