Join us in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month which celebrates and recognizes Hispanic Americans that have contributed to American society and culture. The month also honors five of our Central American neighbors that celebrate their independence in September.

 Banned Books Week is from September 27th through October 3rd. This annual event celebrates our freedom to read, draws national attention to the harm censorship can have, and showcases many banned or challenged books. Join us in celebrating banned or challenged books by checking out our display.

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Online Library Card Registration


Click on "Sign Up" in the upper right corner of the Library Catalog page. Online library card numbers are good for one month from registration approval. Temporary card numbers may not be used to check out physical items from the library. When the Library reopens, you will need to come into the Library with your Photo ID to obtain a physical card. Please read the registration form for more details. 

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Order Items From Libraries Around MI
For Free

Can't find what you are looking for at BRCL? That is why we participate in the MelCat program.

We want to ensure you are able to find what you are looking for. Order the item you need and pick it up at BRCL for FREE!

My Account

Renew, Request, & Reserve Online

You can log in here to your library account online to see what you have checked out, review your account, reserve materials in the library or request new materials to be purchased. 

Enter your Library Card number (the barcode on the back).

Then enter your password - which is the 10-digit phone number related to your account.

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My MeLCat

Review Your Account & Renew Items Online

MelCat is a great program but sometimes can be a bit confusing. Want to check what you have requested or want to renew items?

Check your account here.

426 S. Michigan Ave.

Big Rapids, MI 49307

Phone (231) 796-5234

Fax (231) 796-1078

Library Hours
Monday            10am-5pm
Tuesday            11am-7pm
Wednesday     10am-5pm
Thursday          11am-7pm
Friday               10am-5pm 
Saturday           9am-12pm
Sunday              Closed

Text 231-216-8942

to speak to a librarian.