Frequently Asked Questions
For all other inquiries, please ask a librarian.
Brigham City Library
The Brigham City Library shall promote reading and education by providing information services and popular literature, in multiple formats, to patrons of all ages. It shall strive to enhance the quality of life in Brigham City by building and maintaining a fiscally and spatially sound collection and by providing programs to enrich the lives of the citizens.
Approved by the Brigham City Library Board of Trustees – September 16, 2008 [return to the top]
Using the Library
- How do I get a Library Card?
- A citizen of Brigham City or Weber County over the age of six (6) can receive a library card free of charge. Adults must sign for children under the age of 18. Adults must bring 2 forms of I.D., one being a picture I.D., one of which must have their current address on it. Non-Residents of the city may get a library card by paying a yearly fee ($60 for 2013). Weber County residents are able to check out library materials without the fee due to a reciprocal borrowing agreement between the Brigham City Library and the Weber County Library System which also enables Brigham City residents to get a card in Weber County. To protect your account a library card is required at check-out. Occasionally picture ID may be substituted. [return to the top]
- What materials may I checkout at the Library?
- Books--Bestsellers, eBooks, easy readers, picture books, large print, graphic novels, non-fiction, and more; Audio-Visual -- audiobooks (CD and MP3), VHS tapes, DVDs, Blu-Ray, downloadable eAudiobooks; magazines; games for various consoles, and CD-ROMs. [return to the top]
- How do I locate materials in the Library?
- Our library has an online catalog that allows patrons to access library holdings by title, author, subject, call number, series (when available) or keyword. Patrons may access this at the library or elsewhere via the internet. [return to the top]
- Are there library tours Available?
- The library is pleased to offer tours of its facilities. To schedule a tour for your group, please call 435-723-5850 at least 1 week prior to the date you would like the tour. [return to the top]
- How may I request a book that is checked out?
- If the library item you want is checked out you can put a hold on it in one of three ways.
- First, if you are in the library you may just go to the front desk and have one of our circulation staff create the hold for you.
- Second, if you can't make it into the library you can call the library, 435-723-5850, and request the hold be placed for you.
- Third, if you have already created a password for your library account, you can do it by logging into our online catalog and place the hold yourself by accessing the book's record in the catalog and clicking on "Hold It!" If you don't have a username and password you can make one in our online catalog with your name and library card number.
- You will be notified by phone when the item comes in for you. If you prefer to be notified by e-mail you must contact the library with your card information and have us add a hold notification by e-mail request to your card. [return to the top]
- How do I get a password for my library account so I can access my information at home?
- To get a password for your account you need visit or online catalog and have your library card number ready. Look for 'create account' in the upper right hand corner of the library catalog. You may also come into the library and ask for help setting-up your online account at the circulation desk. If you forget your password contact the library to clear your password data or come in with your card to enter a new one. [return to the top]
- How do I get a book or item if the Brigham City Library does not have it?
- If the library does not have an item you would like, you may request the library purchase that item by filling out a request form at the library's circulation desk or go the our “Contact Us ” page and request the book via e-mail. The Inter-Library Loan System (ILL) is also available for book requests. If, for any reason, the library is unable to get a book for you, an inter-library loan request will send a search out to other libraries which may be willing to loan you the book through our library. Hard-to-find books can sometimes be located at libraries throughout the country through our Inter-Library Loan System. A small non-refundable fee ($3) is charged to cover postage and is due at the time the request is made. [return to the top]
- How do I get to the library?
- The library is located at 26 East Forest Street. For more detailed directions please map it. If you need any further assistance please feel free to call the library and ask for directions, 435-723-5850. [return to the top]
- When is the library closed?
- How do I get an OverDrive or One Click Digial account?
- Both NetLibrary and OverDrive require that patrons use their library's Pioneer access code. You must first get this code from your library. OverDrive also requires a current library card. To get stared follow the program links or visit the Downlaod Center for more information:
- For more information or for assistince in creating and using your account, please contact a librarian, 723-5850. [return to the top]
- How do I get access to the resources available on Pioneer Library?
- In order to access many of the resouces available on Pioneer Library you will need the access code for your library. For the correct access code for your area please call your local library. In Brigham City call us at, 723-5850. [return to the top]
- How do I get answers to my questions?
- A librarian is available at our upstairs reference desk to help you find the information you need using library resources. You may also contact us by e-mail or by telephone, 435-723-5850. [return to the top]
- What resources are available to when I need to find material on a topic?
- Try a subject or keyword on our online catalog to see what resources the library has in its collection.
- For other online resources you can click into the “Research Center” on our home page. On our home page you will find links to great online resources such as:
- With the use of quality online resources your search can take you around the world. And, of course, you are always welcome to ask a librarian in person, by telephone, or via e-mail. [return to the top]
- How do I find out what new books the library is getting?
Classes and Events
- What classes and events are sponsored by the Library?
- The library offers outstanding classes and special events for adults and children, including a book group that meets monthly to have book discussions with a scholar. To see our current programs please click into “Classes & Events” here or from our main page. [return to the top]
- What classes and events are available for children?
- Library programs for children currently include "Preschool Story Time", "Jr. Story Time", and "Reading Time". Occasionally there are new programs or special events for families and every summer we have our popular summer reading program. The Literacy Department of Box Elder County also provides literacy events for children and families. For a list of current programs please visit our LibraryLetter or the Literacy page. [return to the top]
- Will the library help someone learn to read or to speak English?
- The Brigham City Library supports the advancement of family literacy through efforts of our literacy coordinator and a committed group of literacy volunteers. One-on-one tutoring is provided for children, teens, and adults in basic reading and writing as well as for English as a second language patrons. The Literacy Program also has a workstation available at the library with software to help students learn English from multiple foreign languages. For more information on classes, volunteering, or private tutoring please visit the Literacy Program's page. [return to the top]
- May I reserve one of your rooms for a meeting?
- Our auditorium and conference room are available for reservation for programs and meetings. The program must be non-profit in nature and no fee (on-site or off-site) for participants is allowed. Rooms may be reserved up to one month in advance. Please see our policy on meeting rooms for more information. [return to the top]