Learn more about Bendable, our partners and how to get help.
To access all the features of Bendable, go to the “Log in” tab in the navigation bar at the top of the app and sign up for an account by filling out the required fields.
As you’ll see, you will be asked for a library card number. Having a St. Joseph County Public Library card is the key to accessing many parts of Bendable.
But don’t worry if you don’t have one or don’t have yours handy. By entering a South Bend zip code, you will get a temporary, 30-day access to all of Bendable.
Creating an account will start a process in which a Bendable administrator will either verify that you already have a valid SJCPL card or attempt to contact you directly to be issued one.
If you do have a SJCPL card already, please use the same email address to sign up for Bendable that you used to get your card. This will speed up the verification process.
If you don’t have a St. Joseph County Public Library card, you can visit any branch to apply for one. You can find your nearest branch by clicking here.
Don’t have an email account to sign up for Bendable?
Need basic skills training, with support from a learning coach?
Need transportation, child care or other help so that you can learn?
Why use Bendable?
Who is in charge of Bendable?
Does Bendable cost money?
Who exactly is Bendable for?
How do I access Bendable?
Why an app?
Do you log in on your phone? Or on a computer?
How did you choose what to include on Bendable?
Can you apply for a job on Bendable?
Do you get credit for what you learn on Bendable?
Where does the content on Bendable come from?
Can South Bend residents add new content to Bendable?
How is Bendable funded and supported?
Is Bendable available in other cities—or is it only in South Bend?
What if I have a question that wasn’t answered here?
About Bendable learning centers
Bendable users have made clear that they don’t just want to learn online. They also want to learn with each other, and from each other. And so library branches and other brick-and-mortar spaces around South Bend have been designated as Bendable learning centers. They offer face-to-face onboarding to the system, study sessions, learning meetups and other in-person learning events.
An important note for our community’s health and safety: In order to help stop the spread of coronavirus, there are no in-person Bendable learning events currently scheduled at any location. For updates on the situation from the library, please click here.