Library Open Regular Hours

Online programming, content, and access continue. Library building currently in Phase 2.

The library is in Phase Two of its re-opening plan.  We’ve made some changes and set some limits that will allow the library building to open while keeping everyone safe.  We cannot yet return to the way we used to be, but as long as everyone follows legally-mandated social-distancing and face-covering requirements for all patrons and staff, we can provide limited occupancy borrowing and computer use. The occupancy limits allow up to 10 patrons in the building at a time for up to 20 minutes each to choose materials to borrrow.  Public-access computers are available for one person per computer up to 30 minutes per day.  Patrons may both choose items to borrow and use a computer with total time not to exceed 30 minutes per day.  Self-service copy and assited fax servies are also available.  The library building is open for these limited purposes (lending, computer use, document imaging) only.  The idea is to keep viral load and risk of iinfection to a minumum.  We thank you for your understanding.

Meanwhile, library programs (including the events and reading challenges of our annual summer endeavor, as well as the new Blissfield Unbound events) will continue streaming on the library’s Facebook page. Call 517-486-2858 for more information, and visit for new streaming and downloadable content, for instructions and documents for summer reading, or to apply for a new online library account. 

 Please limit your requests to 5 items per card at this time. Thank you!

See our full re-opening policy here.  See our reopening plan and procedure as it develops here.


Vestibule service remains an excellent option.  Simply browse our catalog, then call 517-486-2858 and tell us what you want us to check out for you. We'll check the items out and leave them for you in the vestibule just inside the front door of the library on Lane Street. We'll leave items until 5 pm the next business day. Checkouts are limited to three items out at a time per account.  If someone else is in the vestibule when you arrive, please wait for the vestibule to be empty before entering and maintain a safe distance of at lease six-feet while waiting. We encourage masks even outside. Masks are required by the order which allows us to open the library.  All holds placed online will be held for you at the front desk by default.  If you wish to pick up the items you reserved online from the vestibule instead of from the front desk, just give us a call and we'll check the items out and leave them in the vestibule until 5pm the next business day.

We will also offer limited service by appointment for high-risk patrons before the library opens on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30-10:30 am beginning June 19. Call 517-486-2848 for information or to make an appointment.

Please return all items to the book drop NOT the vestibule or the front desk. All returned items are quarantined for four days, so we try to keep returning items separate from items going out. We encourage you to return items promptly, including any held since the closing began, to increase access for your fellow patrons. Fines are suspended on all items due from March 1 - July 31, 2020.

Register for new library cards online.  The button is at the top of your screen.  You will be able to use online services as soon as we process the account, even before you get the card or even if you never get a card.  If you'd like a card to check out physical materials, just email after you have submitted your application, and we'll contact you to schedule a pick up window.  We'll have your card ready for you. and ask you to sign your application that we will have printed out,   You'll also want to sign your card for security.   Non-residents pay a non-resident fee: $15 for three months or $50 for a full year.  You may pay the non-resident fee by credit card online at under the "About SHML" tab.

In the meantime, all our new online programming, content, and access continue. Thanks for supporting your library. We look forward to seeing you.


Free with your library card or new UN-CARD:

Find new content at the Media on Demand tab from RBDigital and Kanopy, along with all the existing content from Woodlands Downloadable Library (OverDrive/Libby), Freegal music, and Hoopla.

  • At the Reference/Instruction tab, find links to local, national, and international newspapers at Access World News, learn a foreign language at Mango Languages, and research your family tree at America's Genealogy Bank. 

Find streaming programming for Summer Reading Online sponsored by the Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road featuring our own Dixie Andres and for Blissfield Unbound, our new program series, for adults and families sponsored by Brown & Son's Roofing & Siding and D&N Upholstery.  Search @blisslibrary on Facebook.  The page is public, but the experience is better with a Facebook account.  Select programs are also available on this webpage.  A program schedule is available on the Facebook page and in the Blissfield Advance.

The library public wifi network, SHML_Public, is available outside the library and requires no log-in.  We are working on a plan to extend the range of our public wifi, as well.

Contact the library at, by calling 517-486-2858, or by leaving a message or post on our Facebook page.

Stay safe.  Stay well.


Re-opening history:

June 8, 2020: Entered Phase One
June 17, 2020: Entered Phase Two

From the Library Facebook page (@blisslibrary)

Stories, music, critters, crafts, and more!!! More videos on the Facebook page.

Library programs, projects, and possibilities!


Did you know?

The password you set up when you got your library card is what you use to access online services when the service asks for a PIN. We can reset your PIN to the default if you've forgotten it. We cannot retrieve your password. Sometimes, depending on the service, it's a two-step process. Step One: you will use your library card number (the barcode on the back) and possibly your PIN (password) to unlock access to registration for the service. Then, Step Two, you sign up for the service with a login or username (often an email) and a password you create. If you have any questions, have forgotten your password, or are getting messages about access denial, send an email to Or message us on FB or call 517-486-2858 and leave a message.