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Services at Bayliss Public Library

The library offers a wide variety of materials and services. Our policies and services are outlined in this section of our website. For more information about any of the services described here, please ask our staff.

Library Collection

  • Bayliss Public Library has over 77,000 books.
  • There are 96 magazine titles and, 21 regional and national newspaper subscriptions.
  • Large Print books are available for those with minor vision problems.
  • We carry a large selection of audio books on cassette and CD, as well as music CDs for your listening pleasure.
  • There are over 5,000 videos and DVDs including children's, special interest, travel, health, and entertainment.
  • Downloadable audio books are available at a station in the library or from any computer with Internet access. Users must have their library card and PIN number.

If you cannot find what you are looking for there is the Inter-Library Loan which has access to libraries all over the United States. See our Circulation Policy for more information on borrowing books, electronic and other materials. Reference questions may be asked in person or by phone. See Reference Services for more information.

Programs and Special Events
Adult programs include author talks, music programs, film showings, and meetings of the Chippewa County Historical Society and Chippewa County Genealogical Society. To see upcoming programs, go to the Calendar of Events.

Children's Programs
For Children's programs we offer pre-school story times, summer reading programming, family movies, and special events. See the Calendar of Events and Children's area for more details about these programs.

Computers, Internet, Photocopying and other services

  • Computers with access to the Internet, and wireless for reference and personal use. See Internet Access and our Computer Policy for more information.
  • We have a photocopy machine; copies are fifteen cents per page.
  • Fax and laminating are also available for a small fee.
  • There is a CCTV magnifier for those with low vision problems and an electronic reading machine for patrons that have no vision.
  • Large print Readers Digest and New York Times.
  • Special Inter-Library Loans for $1.00.
  • Paperbacks and puzzles on loan for patrons that either cannot get a card or are visiting for the summer.

History and Genealogy
The Judge Joseph H. Steere Room houses our local history. The genealogy resources focus on Chippewa County, and Ontario, Canada. Sault Sainte Marie newspapers from 1887 to the present and the U.S. Census 1820-1930 are available on microfilm. Also available on microfilm are the Chippewa County marriage and death indexes, Sault Sainte Marie city directories, Sault immigration records from 1903-1955, and other miscellaneous records. See the History and Genealogy section for more information.


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