Who can check out items from the library? 

Anyone may borrow from the library freely and without charge. Charges made by other libraries for interlibrary loans will be passed on to the user.

How do I get a library account?

Stop by to pick up a form or click here to print a form:  

Do you deliver books? 

A Belleville resident, who is homebound, temporarily or permanently, may have books delivered to his/her home. Library staff members or volunteers will check out, deliver, and pick up books.

How long can I keep items I check out?

New fiction books, DVDs, video games and magazines will be checked out for one week. All other materials are checked out for three weeks.

Can I rent Audiovisual Equipment?

Yes, if you are 14 years old or older and have a valid library account. 
Rental fees are:

$10.00 per day: LCD projector and digital camcorder.

No charge: Electronic Keyboard, Audio Cassette Player, Magnifiers, Slide Projector, Portable Screens (large, medium or small).

What if I'm late returning my items?

The Belleville Public Library is a fine-free library!  We no longer charge overdue fines, as long as items are returned.  Fines for Interlibrary loan items borrowed from another library will be $1.00/day after a three-day grace period. 

What if I lose something I've checked out?

All library patrons are responsible for the materials they have in their possession. Patrons will be charged for negligent damage. If the item(s) is lost or damaged beyond repair the charge will be the retail cost for a new replacement.  If it's repairable, a $3.00 damage fee will be assessed.

Please call, email, or stop by the library if you have other questions or concerns.  We want to work with you to resolve any problem that might occur.