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Betsie Valley District Library

Library Procedures

The Betsie Valley District Library procedures in signing up for a library card and renewal procedure of checked-out materials.

Library Procedures

Library Cards are free!

  • Please Present a Drivers License or other picture ID
  • A utility bill with the local address will also be accepted along with the ID or Drivers License.
  • Juveniles aged 17 and younger are able to sign up for their own Library card with a parent and/or guardian's signature.
  • Please remember in using our new Apollo circulation software, If you already have an account at BVDL, your existing account will still work and can be used to access services.
    If your account is expired contact the library at 231-378-2716.
    NO Account? No problem, please call the Library to help you sign up or stop in to fill out a Library account application. You will have access to the Betsie Valley District Library materials! Benzie County and Manistee County residents and landowners will also have access to e-books and other electronic resources as soon as the account is activated. 

  • Signing up for a online account to renew your items checked out from the BVDL or to reserve materials:
    Go to the Library catalog
    In the upper right corner of the page you will find the LOGIN fields
    Enter your Library account number in the top field and your phone number in the second field.

    Once logged in, click on MY ACCOUNT. Here you can set a secure password. 
    While logged in, you can renew your items (if no reserves are placed on the items) and reserve items you would like to check out. When your reserved items become available we will contact you to let you know it is ready for pick up!

    Meet Apollo! This guide will show you how to search for items in the catalog and reserve items for future check out.

Renew at the Circulation Desk during your regular visit

  • Renew on the Phone (231) 378.2716 or send an e-mail to
  • Log on to your Library online account and renew through the Library website:
  • You may request an extended due date when you check your items out. Just let us know and we can give you additional time, unless the item is brand new or there is a reserve list for the item
  • All residents of Benzie or Manistee Counties may also access the Up North Digital Collection with their Library card number.

Lost or Damaged Items :

If an item is Lost or Damaged enough that it cannot be repaired and returned to circulation, the Borrower will be charged the cost of the item.    

All are welcome to browse the Library's collection and use the computers!

We ask that all patrons please read and follow the Betsie Valley District Library's Internet Policy. The policy is available at the circulation counter. Children aged seventeen and under must have an Internet permission slip signed by a parent or guardian to access the Internet through the Library's computers. The Betsie Valley District Library has filters for the Library's computers in compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act for children and teens aged seventeen and younger.

The Betsie Valley District Library has WiFi available 24/7. The Library's wireless is accessible by logging on to the Bvdlibrary site. There is no password needed for access. The WiFi is not filtered and we advise all to please follow the Library's Internet policy. We also advise parents and/or guardians to supervise their children's and teens' access and use of the Library's WiFi.

Upcoming Events
Betsie Valley District Library Board meetings Jun 11, 2024 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Busy Bee Book Club at the BVDL! Jun 20, 2024 01:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board meetings Jul 09, 2024 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Busy Bee Book Club at the BVDL! Jul 18, 2024 01:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
Betsie Valley District Library Board meetings Aug 13, 2024 10:00 AM (US/Eastern) — Betsie Valley District Library
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