Curbside Pickup Hours

Monday & Wednesday 2 - 7

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 - 3

Sunday Closed

Employment Opportunities:

The Board of Trustees of the Bradford Area Public Library is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. The Bradford Area Public Library serves a population of 21,000 within the City of Bradford, Bradford Township, Foster Township, Lewis Run Borough, Lafayette Township, and Corydon Township. Right next to the Allegheny National Forest, Bradford has many opportunities for outdoor recreation combined with a low cost of living.

The Director provides leadership for the overall effective and efficient operation of the library.  Duties involve planning, policy development, outreach, directing all phases of library operation, and representing the library in the community, at the state level, and to elected officials. The ideal candidate will have skills in program and financial development, budget development and management, grant writing, and experience working with a Board of Trustees. 

Salary range is $45,000 - $55,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus a competitive benefits package.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Professional library experience, preferable in a managerial capacity in a public library
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • PA Criminal Background Check, Childline Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check are required

Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Board President Lorna Smith at by Wednesday, September 30 at 5:00pm. Candidates can also apply via Indeed. Visit us on the web at


Volunteer Opportunities:

Our library would not be able to run without the help of volunteers, and we are currently recruiting! If you have any interest in helping out with day to day library operations or programming, please stop by the library to fill out a volunteer application. Teen volunteers must be older than 13 years of age.



Monday & Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.