Curbside Pickup Hours

Wednesday 2 - 7

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 - 3

Sunday and Monday Closed

Beginning Tuesday, July 21, patrons will be able to access the full library collection and public computers through an appointment-only service. Call the library at 814-362-6527 to schedule your appointment.


Appointment days and times:

Tuesday and Thursdays, 10:00am to 4:00pm


In consideration of the building capacity and number of employees on duty, only eight patrons will be allowed into the library at any given time. Appointments will be scheduled every 30 minutes, for a 20-minute time slot. For example, a patron can schedule a 10:00 appointment and must leave the library by 10:20. Library staff will use the 10 minutes before the 10:30 appointment slot to clean and sanitize all high-touch surfaces.


Universal masking and social distancing will be enforced. Patrons who cannot or will not wear a mask will be asked to wait outside and use curbside service. Patrons are encouraged to return all items to the contactless outdoor book drop, open 24/7.

Several library services will remain unavailable, including lounge and study furniture, toys and puzzles in the Early Literacy Center, magazines and newspapers, access to meeting rooms, and in-person programs and meetings.


Pickup hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Closed Sunday


Requesting Materials:

Once your request is processed, library staff will call to assign a pickup date and time. Your items will be in a bag on a table at the front of the library, labeled with your first initial and last name.

Interlibrary loan is not available at this time. When requesting an item through the catalog, please make sure it is a Bradford item.

All items returned to the library will be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to circulation. Due to these procedures, your hold time may be longer than normal. Thank you for your patience!


Rules and Restrictions:

  • Please wear a nose and mouth covering mask when you pick up your order, and respect social distancing protocol.
  • All returned items must go in the book drop, not on the pickup table.
  • The library is not accepting book or magazine donations at this time.
  • Bundles of five picture books will be available to parents and families - simply make that request over the phone.
  • If you do not have a specific title in mind, library staff will do their best to fill requests for certain genres or authors.

Curbside Business Services:

  • The library is now offering limited business services via curbside service, including copying, faxing, and scanning to email.
  • To minimize cash handling, the library is taking donations for these services instead of charging specific prices per copy, and library staff will not be giving back change.
  • All patrons at the library for business services must wear a mouth- and nose-covering mask.
  • To submit a request via email, patrons must send a message to All necessary information must be included in the email - full name, the attached documents for printing, how many copies are needed, and if the printed documents need to be faxed. Patrons will receive an email to set up a pickup time when the documents are ready.
  • To place a walk-up request, patrons can ring the doorbell at the front of the library, and set the documents on the curbside pickup table. A BAPL staff member will take the documents - patrons can let the staff member know how many copies are needed. Please maintain social distancing guidelines of 6 feet, and do NOT hand documents directly to library staff.

Temporarily Suspended Services:

  • State and county-wide interlibrary loan
  • No volunteers in the building
  • No donations of library materials
  • No meetings or group activities in the building



Wednesday noon - 7

Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 - 5

Sunday Closed

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.