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Library Frequently Asked Questions

Bellingham Public Library is currently open for in-person service with regular hours at all branches

Curbside Holds Pickup Service is also available by appointment. See our webpage for Instructions on Using Curbside Holds Pickup Services and how to schedule a Curbside Pickup appointment.

Masks are no longer required in public spaces at Bellingham Public Library.

Our website has the most up-to-date information. It is being updated continually as circumstances and staffing availability change.

Yes – Curbside Pickup Service by appointment will continue at the Central branch only. See webpage for Curbside Holds Pickup Service

Try the last 4 digits of your telephone number. If that doesn’t work, call us and we’ll help you create a new PIN.

Yes! Visit our Library Card page for information about how to sign up for a library card online.

Children enrolled in a public K-12 school in Whatcom County likely have a school card that enables them full access to digital resources. Call us and we can check this and get you your child’s barcode and PIN number. See our ConnectED page for information about our partnership with the Bellingham Public Schools.

Yes! WiFi is available 24/7 outside our two largest library branches.

  • Central Library: Try the street parking on Central Ave. (south side of the library).
  • Fairhaven Branch: The parking lot has coverage.
  • Barkley Branch: Not available.

See our Computers and WiFi page for instructions on connecting to WiFi. A library card is not needed to access this service.

Bellingham Public Library is following the City of Bellingham’s vaccination guidelines.