Library Services

Hours

Bowling Green
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Walbridge
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Curbside Service
Available every hour the library is open.

  • Call 419-352-5050 to request items for pick-up in Bowling Green.
  • To request items for pick-up at the Walbridge library, patrons call 419-666-9900.
  • You may also place your requests as holds using the library catalog.
    • You'll need a valid library card and your PIN.
    • You will be notified when your holds are ready for pick-up.
  • Patrons in Bowling Green will be limited to 10 movies; patrons in Walbridge will be limited to 3 movies.
  • Please note: requests for items coming from other libraries in the county or state will take longer to process.

ON ARRIVAL

Curbside Pickup

  • Call the phone number on the sign in the lot. 
  • Staff will bring items outside and place them on the table outside the door. 

Click for Curbside

  • Download the SEO Libraries App.
  • Click on "My Account" to see if your holds are ready.
  • Tap Click for Curbside.
  • Provide an ETA and let us know when you arrive via the app.

To return items, use the outside book returns at both the Bowling Green and Walbridge buildings.

Bookmobile Fall Schedule

The WCDPL Bookmobile will be parked within a block of the local post office unless otherwise specified. For where the bookmobile will be, click your stop on the interactive map, below. The schedule may change without notice due to weather, traffic, or mechanical difficulties.

Bradner 4:15—5:00pm
Tuesdays:  Aug. 31. Sept. 14 and 28. Oct. 12 and 26. Nov. 9 and 23.
 
Custar 3:15—4:00pm (intersection of Defiance Pike and Superior St)
Mondays:  Aug. 30. Sept. 13 and 27. Oct. 11 and 25. Nov. 8 and 22.
 
Eastpointe Townhouses 3:00—4:00pm (Laketon Terrace entrance)
Tuesdays:  Sept. 7 and 21. Oct. 5 and 19. Nov. 2 and 16 and 30.
 
Eden East 4:15—5:00pm (at the bend about half way down the street)
Tuesdays:  Sept. 7 and 21. Oct. 5 and 19. Nov. 2 and 16 and 30.
 
Hoytville 4:15-5:00pm
Mondays:  Aug. 30. Sept. 13 and 27. Oct. 11 and 25. Nov. 8 and 22.
 
Millbury 3:15—4:00pm
Mondays:  Sept. 20. Oct. 4 and 18. Nov. 1 and 15 and 29..
 
Northwood Estates 3:00—4:00pm (near the playground)
Thursdays:  Sept. 9 and 23. Oct. 7 and 21. Nov. 4 and 18.
 
Portage 4:15—5:00pm
Thursdays:  Sept. 2 and 16 and 30. Oct. 14 and 28. Nov. 11.
 
Risingsun 3:15pm-4:00pm
Tuesdays:  Aug. 31. Sept. 14 and 28. Oct. 12 and 26. Nov. 9 and 23.
 
Rudolph 3:15—4:00pm
Thursdays:  Sept. 2 and 16 and 30. Oct. 14 and 28. Nov. 11.
 
Woodlake 4:15—5:00pm (near the playground)
Mondays:  Sept. 20. Oct. 4 and 18. Nov. 1 and 15 and 29.
 
If you have questions, want to request specific materials, or if your organization or community is interested in hosting the Bookmobile, please call us at 419-352-5104 ext. 221 or send an email to Bookmobile@wcdpl.org.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect when visiting the library?

  • Face coverings or masks are required.
  • Occupancy and time restrictions.
    • Occupancy limits are set at 25 percent of fire code capacity.
      • Bowling Green: 63 people, including staff.
      • Walbridge: 19 people, including staff.
    • Patrons are currently limited to one visit per day for 2 hours.
    • Please respect the safety shields at our service desks; speak through the shields, and not around them.
  • Temporary Code of ConductThe following procedures for library patrons were defined in a Temporary Code of Conduct that was approved by the Board of Trustees:
    • Patrons can still receive WCDPL’s core services, i.e., borrowing materials and reference assistance, with no person-to-person contact. Materials may be borrowed through the library’s no-contact curbside pickup. Reference assistance is available via telephone, email, webpage chat, or fax.
    • Groups or family units may not exceed more than 8 people.
    • All minors 14 and under must be under the direct supervision of an adult, 18 or older, at all times.
    • Social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet from others) is required.
    • Loitering on library property will not be allowed at any time.

This Temporary Code of Conduct, which supplements WCDPL's Code of Conduct, follows as a downloadable pdf in the attachment at the bottom of this webpage.

Will we be able to play in the castle and Children’s Place?

  • Families are welcome to visit the library to browse the book stacks to find books to check out.
  • The usual practice of the children’s area serving as a play and activity space is not possible at this time.
    • The castle is too small to allow for safe distancing, so the castle will remain closed.
    • All toys have been removed, and Children’s Place play areas are closed.

Are computers, printers, and Wi-Fi use available?

  • Computers
    • There are a limited number of computers for public use.
    • Usage is limited to 60 minutes per individual per day, if others are waiting.
    • To maintain social distancing, the ability of staff to provide technical assistance is limited, and is limited to basic questions through remote desktop assistance.
    • Hardware will be cleaned after each use.
  • Wi-Fi
    • The library’s free Wi-Fi is available inside its buildings, and extends to a large portion of the parking lots.

May I reserve a meeting room or the Carter House?

Neither the Carter House nor library meeting rooms are available for public use. No reservations are being accepted at this time.

Are you accepting book donations?

Unfortunately, WCDPL is unable to accept any donations of books, DVDs, CDs, or other physical materials due to lack of storage space.

Who can I contact with other questions?

  • Call us at (419) 352-5104 in Bowling Green and (419) 666-9900 in Walbridge
  • Email us at woodref@wcdpl.org
  • Submit a question via the Contact Us webform, wcdpl.org/contact
  • Message us on our website using the chat sidebar feature
  • DM the library from our Facebook page
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