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Use this form to make an appointment with a Reference Librarian for general research help or for help on a project or paper! Tell us all about your needs.

Book Bundles

Let Brandon Library do your browsing for you!
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  1. Fill out the Book Bundle form below.
  2. Staff will select an assortment of titles based on your choices.
  3. You will be notified when items are ready.
  4. Then make an appointment for curbside pick-up.

Holds will be available for 1 week.

Recommend a Title for Purchase

The Library welcomes suggestions for titles to consider purchasing for its collections. The decision to purchase an item you request is based on the Library’s collection development policy, the item’s usefulness to the collection, and budget. Please provide as much information about the suggested title as you have available.

If we decide to purchase the item and you check the “Place Hold” box, we will gladly place a hold on the item for you and you will be notified when it is ready to pick up.
To make a suggestion, please fill out the following form and click submit.

Test Proctoring

The Brandon Township Public Library offers free test proctoring services in accordance with our Proctoring Examination Policy.  Please email the Adult Services Department at libservices@brandonlibrary.org for more information.

Contact the Adult Department to schedule a test session at 248-627-1461.  The testing schedule is based on staff availability.   Please note that testing which requires additional software to be downloaded to our public computers is not permitted.

Copy/Print/Fax

Service Fees for Public Copier, Printer, & Fax Machine

Copies:

  • Black & White Print: $.20
  • Color Print: $.20

Fax:

  • Send: $.50/page

Scanning:

A public computer and scanner are available at no charge to patrons.

Public Computers and Chromebook

The library offers computers to the public for use in accessing the Internet as well as Microsoft Office software – Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint. All computers have DVD players. Patrons may also check out chromebook computers to take home.

Computer Use Procedures

To ensure fair and equal access for all library users, we require that you login with a VALID library card. Most of the computers are available for a one-hour session. If no one else is waiting to use the computers, you may extend your session time, up to a maximum of 4 hours per day.

If you do not have a library card, you may ask for a guest pass at the Circulation Desk. Guest passes are valid for up to two hours per day and are only good for the day they are issued.

Please review our Internet Access and Computer Use Policy.

Overview

  • 23 public computers equipped with Internet access, are located in the Adult, Teen, and Youth Services area of the library.
  • One scanning workstation is located in the Adult Services department.  Patrons may scan and email documents from this station.

Wi-Fi

Enjoy free Internet access with your portable, wireless-enabled computers such as a laptop, tablets, iPhones and other wireless devices at the Brandon Township Public Library.
Wireless networks are less secure than other forms of data transmission because wireless data is sent through the air. The BTPL network is an open network and is not secure. 

The best way to be secure as possible on a wireless network is to not transmit information of a personal nature, such as social security numbers, bank account numbers, etc. Always assume that others may view any information you share or transmit. We strongly recommend that you have Antivirus and personal firewall software, and make sure it is updated. Most WiFi equipment will be compatible. However, the Brandon Township Public Library can make no guarantee to the compatibility of your equipment with the library’s network. The library cannot guarantee you will be able to make a wireless connection.

Please note: Brandon Township Public Library staff cannot assist with your computer, wireless network card, or configuration. They cannot perform any troubleshooting on your computer. You are responsible for knowing how to configure your own equipment. If you need assistance, refer to the manufacturer’s documentation or contact them directly. The library staff cannot accept the liability of handling your equipment. Brandon Township Public Library assumes no responsibility for any loss or damages done directly or indirectly to personal data or equipment, or for any damage or injury arising from loss of privacy arising from use of its World Wide Web server, wireless connection, or connection to other Internet services. Library staff is not responsible for any changes you make to your computer’s settings. Wireless users must comply with the Brandon Township Public Library Internet Access and Use Policy. Users are expected to use the library’s wireless access in a legal and responsible manner. Misuse will result in loss of library access and privileges.

Chromebook

CHROMEBOOK USE POLICY  

The Brandon Township Public Library offers chromebooks for public use subject to the following rules of use: 

  1. The chromebooks can only be checked out by patrons with a Brandon Township Public Library card in good standing. Chromebooks may only  be borrowed by patrons 18 years of age and older (“Borrower”).  
  2. Chromebooks may be placed on hold or checked out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  3. A Borrower is allowed to borrow one chromebook at a time.  
  4. Food and drink are not permitted near the chromebooks.  
  5. Chromebooks may not be left unattended.  
  6. Borrowers who experience problems with the functioning of the chromebook should notify library staff, and should not try to troubleshoot or correct problems themselves.  
  7. Borrowers may save files to their own personal USB device (flash drive.) Do not save files to the chromebook’s desktop, as they will be deleted  when returned to the library.  
  8. Borrowers are subject to all of the Brandon Township Public Library’s Policies, including but not limited to the Internet Usage Policy.
  9. Patrons may not install software on the chromebooks. Patrons may not alter, delete or copy any software loaded on the chromebook or otherwise change its existing configuration.

Checkout and Return Procedures:

Checkout Procedures: 

  1. Chromebooks have a 21-day loan period. They may be renewed one time if there  are no holds for another patron.  
  2. Borrowers must present a valid library card in good standing from the Brandon Township Public Library to check out a chromebook.  
  3. Borrowers must sign the Chromebook Borrower Agreement form each time they check out a chromebook. Renewals do not require a new agreement.
  4. Chromebooks are loaned with power cords, batteries, and mice, and the Borrower is completely responsible for the use and safety of the equipment. The Borrower is responsible for all costs resulting from theft, misuse, damage,  or neglect of the chromebook, power cord, battery, and mouse while in their  possession. The replacement cost for the chromebook is $300, power cord $50,  battery $100, and mouse $20.  

Return Procedure:

  1. Chromebooks may be checked out for a 21-day period and may be renewed if  they have not been reserved. Chromebooks will not automatically renew. 
  2. Chromebooks must be returned at the Circulation Desk and not through an outside or inside return slot. 

Enforcement and Violations

The Brandon Township Public Library reserves the right to suspend or revoke chromebook use privileges at any time pursuant to the Library’s Patron Behavior Policy: V. Violation and Appeal Section. Since the failure to return Library materials would be considered a crime, law enforcement may  be contacted if the Borrower fails to return the chromebook when required.

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