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If you don’t have a Bellingham Public Library card, you’re missing out on some amazing perks… especially because your BPL card can be used to get reciprocal benefits throughout Western Washington (including FREE admission to MoPOP)!
Download audio books, e-books and more!
The Bellingham Public Library offers access to many different types of software. Some can be checked out for home use; others can be used directly from the Internet!
- Access free e-Books and audio books from the Overdrive Washington Anytime Library, TumbleBooks,
- Download digital magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, Popular Science, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart Living, PCWorld, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, National Geographic and more from Zinio.
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FREE Admission to Whatcom Museum
The Whatcom Museum has partnered with Bellingham Public Library to offer free passes for up to four people to the Old City Hall, Lightcatcher Building and Family Interactive Gallery. Two sets of passes are available each day and can be reserved online. Families are limited to one pass each 60 days.
Learn new skills with online and offline library resources!
Learn basic to advanced computer skills at Microsoft Imagine Academy. This service will teach you how to master basic computer literacy, make the most of Microsoft’s extensive applications and even study more complex computer skills like Visual Study, SQL Servers and more.
Participate in SkillShare and learn interesting new skills, like Tai Chi and how to play the ukulele. These classes are taught by volunteers from the community who share their talents with others. All the programs are free!
Take practice tests for careers such as nursing, firefighting, law enforcement, military, real estate, teaching, civil service and more at Learning Express.
Check out a book club kit! You’ll receive 10 copies of the same book and a reading guide in a convenient tote.
Learn something new with exclusive access to databases like NewsBank, Auto Repair Reference Center, Consumer Reports, Heritage Quest, ProQuest, Family Health Database and more.
Technology Tutoring is provided by volunteers at the library. These one-on-one consultations will help you be able to better use your computer, tablet, e-reader, smartphone, email, Internte browser, social media and more.
Free tax preparation is available at the Central Library every year. For more information, including which forms you will need to bring with you, please click here.
Homebound patrons can receive home delivery. The library will send large print books and Talking Books to those who are homebound and unable to visit the library for at least three months.
Find grants and funding for your nonprofit with a Finding Funders class.
Get your questions answered by a librarian 24/7. Just use the AskWA chat service!
Kids & Teens love the Bellingham Public Library!
Monthly anime nights occur between 5:30 and 7:30 pm on the second Monday of each month in the Central Library. Pizza, soda and prize drawings are available. If you dress up in cosplay, you’ll also get candy! Click here for dates.
Game Night occurs on the third Monday of the month between 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Teens between the ages of 12 and 19 are invited to play or watch others play Karaoke Revolution, Wii Rock Band, Just Dance, charades, chess, Apples to Apples and more. Soda and pizza are provided! Click here for dates.