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Message from the Director

We are the Belleville Public Library, your lifelong community education and enrichment partner, and we are here when and where you need us most. 

As your Library Director, its my job to make sure we continue to build on the proud heritage by offering more dynamic library programming and engaging community opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you at the Library.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Belleville Public Library to unite our community through the attainment of knowledge, the expression of creativity, and access to technology.

What’s New at the Library?

View all the Programs, Activities and Services currently available.

Belleville Reads Book Club

 “We’re exploring ways to keep the sense of community around the library given the restrictions of the pandemic and thought this would be a great way to get a variety of individuals together to celebrate reading even though we’re apart right now,” said Director of Libraries Leander Spearman.

The current selection for The Belleville Reads Book Club is "The Guest List" by Lucy Foley.

The library will have several copies that patrons can check-out with their library card; patrons can order the book at-cost through the library; or patrons can purchase a copy on their own.

The Belleville Public Library works with Amazon and for novels ordered through the library’s unique portal, at www.wowbrary.org/belleville, the library will receive a rebate for the purchase.

There is no cost to participate and patrons can discuss the book and participate in interactive events through the library’s Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/bellevillereads. The club is open to those 18 years and older as some content is not appropriate for children. A new book will be selected two or three times a year.  

To learn more, call 618-234-0441.

City of Belleville Library Services 

Services Currently Available at the Main Library; 121 E. Washington, Belleville:

Beginning Monday, March 1st, the Belleville Public Library will be open to the public Monday-Thursday from 9:30am-12:30pm. MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. Due to limited availability, appointments are still preferred for computer use and genealogy. Those with appointments during open hours will be given priority. Computer sessions are one hour in length. 

Appointments for browsing will be available as follows:
MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. 

Appointments for browsing Adult Fiction, Large Print, Movies, Audio Books, and Music will be available Monday-Thursday from 1:30-4:00pm.  All appointments are 30 Minutes in length and subject to availability. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (618)-234-0441. 

Appointments for browsing the Children’s and Young Adult Books, Movies, Music, and Audio Books, or for a story time, will be available Monday-Thursday from 1:00-4:00pm, and for browsing only 9:30am-4:00pm on Friday and Saturday. All appointments are 30 Minutes in length and subject to availability. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (618)-234-0441.

Computers and Genealogy:
MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. 

Computer and Genealogy services are available by appointment 9:30am-3:30pm Monday-Saturday. Computer reservations are for one hour. Due to social distancing guidelines, staff will be unable to provide assistance. Genealogy appointments are for two hours. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (618)-234-0441.

Curbside Services: 

Curbside services are available Monday-Saturday from 9:30am-4:30pm. Patrons may order items online from the catalogue at www.belleville.net/350/Library, via email at curbside@bellevillepubliclibrary.org, or by calling 618-234-0441.

Curbside pick-up services for print, copy, and faxing services are also available Monday-Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Patrons interested in these services should call (618) 234-0441 to set up an appointment time. Documents that need printed, copied, or faxed may be emailed to printing@bellevillepubliclibrary.org. Cash is accepted if the patron can provide exact change, but pre-payment via credit card transaction of $5 or more is preferred. Faxing costs $1 per single-sided page, and printing and copying are $0.20 per single-sided page if in black and white, or $0.50 per page, if in color. 

Parking spots will be designated for library pick-up by signage in the parking lot on Washington adjacent to the library. When arriving to the library for the appointment patrons should park in a designated spot, then call the number provided on signs so a staff member can assist. 

Services Currently Available at the West Branch Library; 3414 W. Main, Belleville:

Curbside services are available Monday-Thursday from 9:30am-4:30pm. Patrons may order items online from the catalogue at www.belleville.net/350/Library, via email at curbside@bellevillepubliclibrary.org (please specify you would like to pick up at Branch), or by calling (618)-233-4366.

Parking spots will be designated for library pick-up by signage in the parking lot behind the library. When arriving to the library for the appointment patrons should park in a designated spot, then call the number on the sign so a staff member can assist. 

 

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