About the Library
Pierce County Library Service (PCLS) is the administrative
headquarters for the Books-By-Mail (BBM) program. BBM provides home
delivery service of audios and books to rural residents, nursing
homes, home bound individuals, children and residents in our county
that do not have direct access to a public library.
The PCLS also
provides administrative services to the public libraries in Pierce
County. Some of these services are adult best selling books,
pre-school story hours, summer library programs for all ages, a
rotating collection of videos, audios and children’s books.
Any resident of Wisconsin
is eligible to get a library card at any of the public libraries in
· There is no charge for
obtaining a library card.
· You may get a card at any
of the six Pierce County Public Libraries
· You will need printed
identification with your current address on it.
Cards are not necessary to
use the Books-By-Mail service.
through the BBM for home delivery
(Books-by-Mail Clerk – Dawn Wood)
Library BBM is a
collection of popular paperback books and audios loaned, free of
charge, by mail. This special service is available to all residents
of Pierce County who find it difficult to get to a public library.
Twice a year,
catalogs are mailed to rural box holders. Each catalog lists 500
new books available for loan, while an audio list is available upon
request. Once you choose the items you want to borrow please fill
out the pre-paid postal order card and drop it in the mail. We try
to send at least one of the items ordered. Sometimes we need to
substitute titles until we can send your original choice. If we
don’t have what you want, we’ll refer you to the public library
nearest you. They will get it from their shelf or from another
library using the interlibrary loan service.
Placing a reserve
If you do not
receive the book you ordered it may be checked out. That’s where
reserves come in. We will automatically place a reserve for you.
When it’s your turn, you get the next copy that becomes available.