SWAN Libraries+ App

Now Live in the app store!

The SWAN Libraries+ app is now live in the app store.

  1. Download the app.
  2. Search for "SWAN Libraries+" in the iOS in the App Store or for Android in the Google Play Store. 

For more information, click the link below.


Bridgeview Library is now FINE FREE!

The Bridgeview Public Library now is a fine free Library! This means that any user checking out materials at BPL, regardless of residency, will not be charged overdue fines. Instead of an overdue fine, an alert will be placed on user accounts once an item is overdue for 14 days or longer. This alert will prevent future use of the Library card. Once an overdue item is returned, the alert is removed, no fines are assessed, and the Library card can be used again.

BPL cardholders should be aware that they are subject to the lending policies, including any applicable fines, of other libraries that they visit. Inter-library loan materials remain subject to any applicable overdue fines established by the lending library.

BPL will charge for materials that are lost, damaged, or unreturned.

Fax Services

Bridgeview Public Library will send and receive faxes for $2.00/50 pages per fax. 
Please stop by the Circulation Desk for more information.

Copy Machines

Bridgeview Public Library has 2 Copy Machines available for public use.  Color copies are 50 cents each.  Black & White copies are 20 cents each.  At this time our copy machines accept cash only.  Please only use nickles, dimes, quarters, or one dollar bills.  All change is returned in coins.  Sorry, at this time we are not set up for credit or debit cards. 


Bridgeview Public Library has a scanner available for public use.  You may scan items to an e-mail, a flash drive, a smart phone or tablet, or a Google Drive.  There is no cost to use the scanner.  For more information please stop by the Reference Desk.


Secure Cloud Printing

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Click the icon to get started if you are printing from a laptop or home PC.

1.  Download the App from Google Play or Apple App Store
2.  Choose from several options to print
     Options may require authorization to access your files
3.  Choose TBS as your provider to print.  Find your library.

Visual instruction on accessing mobile printing. Includes QR code

Museum Adventure Pass

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Here’s how you can Check out a Museum Adventure Pass at your Library:

  1. Visit your home library to find out current pass availability. Library staff will be able to check on what is available, and also check out the passes.

  2. Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your library card at your home library. Libraries have a limited number of passes for each participating organization, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone.

  3. One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per family, per loan period. The loan period is SEVEN DAYS, and will expire after the date printed on the pass.

  4. Admission offers vary per museum. For some, two or four people may be admitted free per pass, or by carload. If admission is free, another special discount will be offered.

  5. Passes are for one-time use and are not transferable. Your name will be printed on the pass, and you may be asked to show identification at the museum. The museum will collect the pass when you visit.

  6. Check the list of participating museums for details on each cultural destination. Find out what discoveries await you, get directions to the museum, and review each museum’s pass entry offer, including any restrictions that may apply.

Explore More Illinois

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About Explore More Illinois:

How do I access Explore More Illinois?

Click the icon to get started - Enter your library barcode and password or PIN.

Library Cardholder Discounts From Museums and Cultural Attractions:

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) developed a new online program to allow cardholders from participating RAILS libraries to reserve free passes, discount admission, and other incentives from cultural attractions in Illinois, such as museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, etc.

Participating Attractions:

  • 1950s Park Forest House Museum / Park Forest

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum / Springfield

  • American Toby Jug Museum / Evanston

  • Central Illinois Connection Center / Chatsworth

  • Chicago Children's Museum / Chicago

  • Chicago Maritime Museum / Chicago

  • Discovery Center Museum / Rockford

  • DuSable Musem of African American History Museum / Chicago

  • Edwards Place / Springfield

  • Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park / Oak Park

  • Homewood Science Center / Homewood

  • Illinois Holocaust Museum / Skokie

  • Kankakee County Museum / Kankakee

  • Kidzeum of Health and Science / Springfield

  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art / Evanston

  • Momence Heritage Days / Momence

  • Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College / Chicago

  • Peoria Riverfront Museum / Peoria

  • Springfield Arts Association / Springfield

  • Viking Ship / Geneva

This list was last updated on May 9, 2019. The list of participating and attractions and their offers are subject to change, Please log into Explore More Illinois to see the most current offerings.

Click here for more information and Frequently Asked Questions about Explore More Illinois.