Tools & Research


The Library will do genealogical research at $10.00/ hour plus the cost of copies.
You may phone, write, or e-mail your request to i[email protected] 
We will send an invoice when our work is completed. Please DO NOT send money with your request.

If you visit the Library to do your own research, these resources are available:

  • Cemetery listings for McKean County
  • Necrologies from the Bradford Era, 1800’s- current
  • The Bradford Era on microfilm, 1878-
  • Bradford city directories , 1879-
  • Yearbooks for Bradford High and Bradford Central Christian high schools
  • Bates books listing Civil War volunteers
  • Histories of Bradford

Research Choices

Check out these options for your research needs!

BAPL Resume Builder

Enjoy free access to our premium resume builder.  Create a professional document that will garner attention.

Power Library

Search databases with thousands of articles, images, reference books and more. Power Library resources are made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

Prepare for standardized tests with eBooks, online courses, and full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more in Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep. Research undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring and preparing for careers whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. A variety of interactive methods prompt personalized career recommendations and insight on programs, knowledge, skills, and ability. Search for jobs and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be externally shared with prospective employers, using prebuilt templates.

Job Gateway

Sign up for a free account to create a resume, perform a skill assessment, and apply online for jobs.

Google Scholar

Driving Tests

Free DMV practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL.

Bar Exam Prep

CNA Practice Tests