Services We Provide
Baby Book Dedication
The library dedicates a new picture book to newborn German Township residents. A bookplate is placed in the front of the selected book with the child’s name, birth date, and parents’ names. Families are notified of the selection and given an opportunity to be the first to check out the book. The book is then placed in regular circulation for all to enjoy. You can submit a dedication request online.
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 during open library hours. Books may also be renewed in person at the library.
Library materials may be returned in the drop boxes located outside the Jackson Street entrance. An audiovisual drop for CDs and DVDs is located to the right of the entrance. A book drop for books, magazines and kits is located to the left. Drops remain open 24 hours a day.
Bremen Public Library wants to meet your reading needs. Fill out our online book request form to request a book that we do not have in our catalog. Our staff will make an effort to get the book for you, either by ordering it for our collection or by borrowing from another library via interlibrary loan.
There is a photocopier for public use in the library. Copies are 10 cents per page for black-and-white or 25 cents for color. Paper sizes include 8 1/2 x 11, 8 1/2 x 14 and 11 x 17. The copy machine is located in the Adult Department.
The lobby display case on the upper level is available for displaying collections owned by members of the community. Contact a library employee if you have an interesting collection you would like to display in a secured case. The case is 9 feet wide by 5 feet tall by 12 inches deep and features repositionable glass shelves.
The library has a fax machine for public use. It is located in the office area so staff must send documents for you. All incoming faxes are $1 per page. Outgoing faxes going to locations within the United States are $1 per page. Faxes going outside the United States are $2 per page.
Headphones are available for public use in the Library. The headphones may be used with the public computers, and/or patrons’ own devices. Ask for them at either circulation desk, upstairs or downstairs.
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 can be delivered through this service. Delivery is every two weeks. You may request titles or they can be selected for you.
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 details on our meeting room policy.
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. Instructions for using the microfilm reader/printer.
The library offers wireless printing from your mobile device. See details on mobile printing.
The library has a scanner available for patron use. This scanner can scan documents up to 8.5″ x 11.7″.
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.
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.