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Bloomington Public Library

205 East Olive Street

Our Mission
We provide our diverse community with a helpful and welcoming place that offers equal access to the world of ideas and information and supports lifelong learning.

Our Vision
Bloomington Public Library is a vital community resource. The Library is passionate about what it is and what it does.

The library provides outstanding collections and the latest technologies in relaxed and inviting atmospheres. In addition, the library offers relevant services and inspiring programs to meet diverse individual needs.

Through the friendly and knowledgeable staff, the library provides exceptional service to all of our citizens.

The library and staff take an involved role in the community by partnering with organizations to enrich the quality of community life.

The library uses technology to build upon traditional library and civic values to create an enduring sense of place.

To meet our community’s expectations, the library embraces its responsibility to thrive and grow. Mirroring the exponential development of the community, the library will expand its locations, services, collections, and programs. The main library, located downtown, provides the full range of services and will be enhanced by branches and other access points, both physical and virtual.

The Bloomington Public Library provides a quiet space in a hectic world for interaction, communication, study, and reflection. The Library is a destination that cannot be visited often enough.


Julie Veile

Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Bloomington Library has great programming. They have a very nice area for children and the children's librarians offer great suggestions and work hard to engage kids. The staff are very helpful and they have quite a variety of materials.

Sumy Guzman

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Helpful staff, large parking lot, easy to use self check-out. I mostly come here for free classes. Free movie rentals are a bonus! I appreciate that staff can get other libraries in the area to bring books that otherwise are not available at Bloomington Public Library. I'm lucky to live close to two (2) libraries. This keeps me from having to purchase books and spend my own money. Thank you kindly for servicing the community! Note to visitors: Bloomington Public Library is known as a Safe Place, which means that if you are in an abusive environment, you may let the staff at the library know that you need a Safe Place and they will alert the proper authorities to remove you (and any children involved) out of your current environment. Be safe & take care of yourself!


Thursday, April 12, 2018
Amazing library! There are plenty of fun activities and books are easy to find with the help of their lovely staff. My friend, who doesn't usually enjoy reading, came here with me for an event and decided to look around. She loves it! Now we come together as often as we can to read and see events. Thanks for all you do, Bloomington Library!

Bobbie Burch

Saturday, July 14, 2018
I renew my card over a year ago but this summer I started using it again. They have great books and great DVDs

Annette Mcquilkin

Sunday, March 11, 2018
The staff is very helpful. I appreciate the efficiency of the self checkout.

Bloomington Public Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media