*The majority of libraries are not loaning materials during the pandemic. We hope to once again offer this service once libraries are again participating.*
We hope you find what you need in our collection! However, if you wish to order a book from another library, we may be able to help you with our interlibrary loan service. Simply come by the library to fill out an interlibrary loan request form. We will make every attempt to find the requested item. The loan period of an item is determined by the lending library.
Interlibrary loan is borrowing from other libraries in good faith. If an item is returned late, damaged, or not returned at all, your ILL privileges will be suspended and may result in suspension of all library privileges. If an item is lost or returned damaged, the lending library will tell us the replacement costs, which will be charged to your account. This can be over $50.
Some requests can take months to arrive. Due dates are decided by the lending library and BVPL has no say in the due date. In addition, these items cannot be renewed under any circumstances.
A fee of $4 will be charged to your account for ILL items that are not picked up.
Print, Copy, Scan
Visitors to the library may scan from our copier to one of our public workstations. There is no charge to scan an item.
Copies are $0.20 per page, $0.40 for double-sided copies for black and white. For color it is $0.40 per page, $0.80 for double-sided copies.
The Bella Vista Library has 6 public access computers. The library provides free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating for visitors using their own laptops and mobile devices. Public access computers print to one public copier.
Assistance With E-Readers
Library staff will provide one-on-one assistance to persons needing assistance with downloading e-books from our collection to their mobile devices. Please call (479) 855-1753 to schedule an appointment.