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Ask a Librarian

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.

Free Tutoring from Eton Academy

Specialized support for students in grades K-12.

Eton Academy is providing free 30 minute tutoring sessions with 1:1 subject area support. Eton Academy provides direct instruction on tools and strategies to support learning, especially in the areas of organization, time management, and material management, as well as homework help.

Tutors are trained educators and are employed as Tutor Pros at Eton Academy and the Hartmann-Eton Center for Teaching and Learning. 

For more information about Eton Academy and the Hartmann-Eton Center for Teaching and Learning or the tutoring program, please visit www.etonacademy.org or call 248-642-1150 x131.

Book Bundles

Let Brandon Library do your browsing for you!
Ready to get started?

  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.

Ancestry Library Edition

Use Ancestry Library Edition in the Library!

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy database that covers billions of records from census data to directories, and photos to family trees. It is only available when logged onto the library’s public wifi or on library computers and cannot be accessed from home.

Braille and Talking Book Library

Michigan’s Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL) provides library service to any resident of the United States or American citizen living abroad who is unable to read or use regular print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitation. This includes those who are blind or have a visual or physical disability that prevents them from reading or handling print materials. NLS serves patrons of all ages. Some schools and medical facilities are also eligible to apply for service as institutions.

If standard print has become difficult for you, a friend, or a family member, please fill out a certified application or call 800-992-9012 for more information.

Brandon Library has six librarians on staff who can authorize your application to this service. 

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/Scan

Service Fees

Copy/Print:

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

Fax:

  • Send: $.50/page

Scan:

  • No charge 

Your Favorite Author

Use Reserve Express to automatically place a hold on your favorite author’s new titles!

  1. Log into your Library Account: Brandon Catalog/Login.
  2. Click on “my account,” then on “reserves/requests.”
  3. At the bottom of the library account section, click on “arrange to receive new books.”
  4. From the list of authors, click on your favorites to place a hold on their new books as soon as they arrive at the library!

Public Computers and WiFi

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. 

Public WiFi is available both inside and outside in the parking lot of the Library building 24/7. This is not a password-protected network and access is granted after pressing the green “Continue to the Internet” button on the network authorization webpage.  

Computer Use 

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 Adult Services 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 Use Policy.

  • 23 public computers equipped with Internet access, are located in the Adult 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 devices such as laptops, tablets, phones, 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 the 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 WiFi 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.

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24/7 Pick-up Lockers

Introducing 24/7 Pick-up Lockers

Just like making a curbside pick-up appointment, you can call, text, or email us to schedule to pick up your holds from our 24/7 Lockers.

Once you’ve scheduled your pick-up, you will have until 10 AM the next business day to pick up your items. Scan or type your library card number or pin into the kiosk. The locker door will automatically open and you can take home your library materials! Easy as that!

To schedule:

Call: (248) 627-1460 
Text: (248) 600-5988
Email: libservices@brandonlibrary.org

Pick it up even when we’re closed!