Library Services

Meeting Room Reservations: Because of its role as a community center, the Bradford Area Public Library has several meeting rooms available to the general public for non-Library sponsored events. 

Any groups may ask to reserve a Library meeting room provided the purpose of the proposed meeting/program is a legal one and that the group using the facility will be responsible for any damage caused to the room during the time they use it. The Library reserves the right to require insurance it deems appropriate for such use.

The Library does not advocate or endorse viewpoints presented at meetings/programs that it does not sponsor.

Library-sponsored events receive priority in scheduling.  Room availability at other times is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call or stop by the library to reserve your room today.

InterLibrary Loan:  If we do not have the title you are looking for we can request it from another library. All patrons holding a current Bradford Area Public Library (BAPL) card and free of obligations to the library are eligible to use the ILL service.  Both print and non-print materials may be requested.  Any materials that are received via ILL are the property of the lending library; therefore, BAPL must respect the policies of that library.  Reference materials may be requested, but best sellers may not be requested until six months after their publication date.

To verify information about requests, it is recommended that patrons wishing to borrow materials through ILL present their requests at the main desk during regular library hours.  However, requests may be made via email to info@bradfordlibrary.org. Requests should include specific information about the material being requested and the patron's contact information.

Writing Center: The Writing Center was established to assist students and adults who need guidance with homework or work-related writing. Students can find help with research papers, creative writing, or basic computer skills. Adults can use the program to assist them in resume writing, as well as other various job related skills. The Writing Center is open Tuesdays 3-5 or by appointment by emailing Marie Troskosky at marietroskosky@hotmail.com.

Preschool Story Hour: Is a children's program designed to encourage reading from an early age. The weekly event offers a story, a craft, a snack and social interaction. Although this program is typically geared toward pre-k children, it also accommodates infants and toddlers. Offered most Fridays from 10:30-11:30 am.

Library Café: Bring a brown bag lunch and relax in a quiet atmosphere, or use the café for a comfortable place to browse your own laptop.

Reading Room: The library has reading room that may be reserved for one on one tutoring or studying.

Gently Used Book Sale: Books and magazines are for sale everyday at the library, and at a large book sale in the Spring. Donations are always welcome.

NEAT Collections & Things to See: Model Ships and train engines, a finished doll house, Victorian Bird and Mammal Diorama, a polar bear and Whispurr (the real live library cat).

Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7
Tues., Thurs., Fri.,
& Sat. 10-5


Bradford Area
Public Library

67 West Washington St
Bradford PA 16701-1234
Phone: 814-362-6527

Mission: To provide the resources to inform, educate and enrich our community in a way that demonstrates:
  • Literacy
  • Equal access and diversity
  • Life-long learning
  • Fiscal responsibility and integrity
  • BAPL's rich heritage

Vision: To be a recognized premier library in service to our community.