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If you are a Wyandotte resident please come with your current ID. It only takes a short time to register and issue a card. If you are a minor under the age of 18 you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a valid ID.
Library patrons are encouraged to come to the Local History/Genealogy Room themselves to do research. Library staff is available to provide assistance and guidance during our hours of operation. We are open Monday through Thursday from 10:00AM to 9PM; Friday and Saturday from 10:00AM to 5PM.
Researchers, who are unable to come to the library, can make requests for information by telephone, fax, mail or e-mail. We charge a research fee of a minimum of $10.00. This fee covers up to 30 minutes of staff research and is payable at the time of the request. It also includes photocopying up to 10 pages and postage. Fifteen cents will be charged for each additional page copied.
Once the check has cleared we will search the various indexed sources available in the Local History collection. Payment of fees is necessary even if no records are found. If this is the case, a reply will be made listing all materials examined. If extended, in-depth searching is required, you will be referred to the Downriver Genealogical Society.
Please make check or money order payable to: Bacon Memorial District Library and send to the attention of the Local History Department at 45 Vinewood, Wyandotte MI 48192. In your request please be sure to include as much information as possible. Full names, dates and places of birth, marriage, death, parents' and siblings' names etc. will help ensure accurate results. PRINTING the names rather than writing will help us too.
Copies can also be made from some of the historic photographs in our collection. If you desire an actual print, we will have it made after we receive payment. Prices vary, depending on format and size.
If you have questions please call 734-246-8357 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You need to sign-in at the SAM (Smart Access Management) Sign-up Station, there are 2 stations, 1 for Adult and 1 for Youth. You will need a library card or visitor pass available at the Information Desk. Each session is limited during peak hours to 1 hour. You are entitled to 2 hours of computer time each day. Print outs cost 15 cents each and no color printing is available.
All public workstations include access to the internet, Microsoft Office 2010 suite of programs, OpenOffice.org, CD burning programs.
A library card issued by member libraries of THE LIBRARY NETWORK may be used at Bacon Library.
If you have a card issued by a MI Library Card member, arrangements will be made for you to check out books from Bacon Library.
The PIN that is connected with your library card is used to check your account online, request books from other libraries, sign up for our computer reservation system (SAM), and renew materials via the automated renewal telephone line. Your PIN can be accessed under the. My Account tab on our automated catalog or by contacting the library. Please have your library card number handy.
Fines on adult and teen materials are 20 cents per day; children's materials are 10 cents per day. Fines on Movies and Games are $1.00 per day. Fines may be paid in person at any Library Network member library, or online through the My Account tab on the Enterprise Library Catalog.
You may renew library materials by telephone (888) 672-8983) or online from the Enterprise Library Catalog at "My Account" tab. You will need your library card number and PIN. Items may usually be renewed twice, except for rental movies and items that are requested by another patron.
You may place your own requests at the public catalog stations for any materials owned by member libraries of the Library Network or from home by going to the Enterprise Library Catalog. Member libraries make their own determinations on what materials they will share. If a needed item is not owned by a TLN member library, check the MelCat catalog for holdings at other library systems. Please contact the Information Desk at Bacon Library for assistance.
If you do not live within The Library Network's service area, you can purchase a nonresident card for $100 that will be valid at this library only for one year.
To numbers in the US, Canada and Mexico, faxes are $1.00 per page with a limit of $5.00 per fax of 20 pages to a single number. Faxes over 20 pages in length will be divided up and treated as separate faxes.
To numbers outside of the US, Canada and Mexico: $10.00 for the first 5 pages, $2.00 for each additional set of 5 pages to one number during the same transmission.
To receive a fax, have it sent to 734-282-1540 and pick it up at the Circulation Desk. Please have sender put recipients name in a prominent location. There is a charge of $1.00 for 1-5 pages, and $1.00 more for each additional 5 pages.
Wi-Fi is available throughout both library buildings. Nearly every laptop, tablet and mobile device is able to connect wirelessly very easily. Library staff can provide troubleshooting hints, but staff cannot assist in connecting your device to the network.
Bacon Library has 2 notaries on staff. Please call ahead to see if there is one available when you plan to come. There is a charge of $1.00 per notary signature. All parties signing the documents must be present and have valid photo identification.
The library provides a free delivery service for homebound visually and/or physically impaired residents of Wyandotte. Eligible patrons may call to request books which are then delivered to the home. Residents interested in learning about this service may call the library for further information or fillout the application on the library policy page.
We proctor exams for students taking remote learning classes. There is no charge. Please call the library to make arrangements.
Click on the link on our homepage that says OverDrive Download. It will take you to the Download Destination page where you can browse for books or search for specific titles. For assistance in downloading, check the "Help" pages under "Getting Started" or call or stop by the Information Desk at the library. Only residents of a city that subscribes to OverDrive will have access to this database; currently the downriver libraries that subscribe are Bacon Library, Allen Park, Southgate, Taylor and Trenton.
Bacon Library offers two different e-readers (Kindle and Sony) for checkout for a 3 week period. Our goal in offering this service is to allow you an e-reader experience so you can make informed decisions should you decide to purchase one. A few titles are pre-loaded onto each e-reader; additional titles may be downloaded from our free e-book and audiobook subscription service (Link to overdrive). E-readers may be reserved through the library catalog and must be checked out and returned to Bacon Library. A form with policies and an agreement must be signed.
If you are a Wyandotte resident you may register to vote with our Deputy Registrar at Bacon Library. Please call to check on availability of this service. You may also register to vote at the Wyandotte City Clerk's office, 3200 Biddle Avenue. The Secretary of State's Office will also register voters.
In order to register to vote you must:
1. Complete and sign the voter registration form.
2. Show proof of a valid State of Michigan Driver's License or sanctioned identification from the State of Michigan.
Bacon Library currently accepts donations of used printer ink cartridges, cellphones, eyeglasses and hearing aids, batteries, aluminum can tabs, and non-perishable food items for various community organizations. These may be dropped off in the appropriate receptacle in the front entrance vestibule. Additionally, hats and mittens, pet items including worn but clean bedding and towels, and new toys are collected in November and December for donation to local charities.
A paper recycling bin for the community is accessible in front of the Library on Vinewood.
Books, magazines, DVD's Video's and CDs in good condition are accepted as donations for the Friends of the Library Booksale.