Bridgeport Public Library

Your Library Card

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

Who can get a card
Residents of Saginaw County are eligible for a library card at the Bridgeport Public Library.

How to Get Your Card
A library card may obtained by presenting a valid state issued identification card or driver's license with the individual's current mailing address.  If identification does not show current address, a piece of mail with the current mailing address presented in addition to the identification will be accepted as proof of residency.  Individuals under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with valid identification present in order to obtain a card.  Children must be able to sign their own name before being eligible for a library card. 

Borrowing Limits
Borrowers may have up to twenty five items out at a time.  Magazines, audiobooks, and videos are each limited to five of each type. 

Placing Holds
Holds may be placed either online, in person, or over the phone.  Borrowers may place up to five holds at a time.  Borrowers will be notified when their requests have arrived, and will have one week to pick them up.  After a week, items will be sent back to their home library or released to the next person on the hold list. 

Interlibrary Loans

Borrowers who are residents of Bridgeport and Spaulding Townships may request material from other libraries if our library does not have the material needed.  These loans may be placed online, in person, or over the phone.  Borrowers may place up to five loan holds at a time.  Borrowers will be notified when their requests have arrived, and will have one week to pick them up.  After a week, items will be sent back to their home library or released to the next person on the hold list. 

Downloading Audiobooks and E-Books

Borrowers who are residents of Bridgeport and Spaulding Townships may download audiobooks and E-books onto their own devices.  Borrowers will use the link on our home page.  The link will take them to Overdrive.  The log-in is the borrowers library card number and the password is the last four digits of their phone number.  Items may be checked out for two weeks. 

Renewing Your Borrowed Items
Items may be renewed one time, either in person, over the phone, or online as long as there is not a waiting list for the item.  Renewals are for an additional two week period.  New items may be renewed if no one is waiting for the item.   

Library Fines
Library fines are $.10 per day, per book or audiobook.  The maximum fine per item is $2.00.  Fines for videos are $1.00 per day, with a maximum fine of $5.00 per item.  Borrowers with fines greater than $2.00 will not be allowed to check out any additional materials.