At the Bethlehem Area Public Library you’ll enjoy access to a wide variety of resources and services. We provide a professionally selected collection of recreational, informational and educational materials for the whole family. From sports to dinosaurs to the secrets of traveling or investing, just about anything you’d want to know can be found in the library. We have multiple copies of current best-sellers. Our friendly staff is always ready to help you, whether at the Circulation Desk, AV and Information Department, Youth Services, on the bookmobile or at the South Side Branch.
Borrow books, books on CD or tape, music CDs, recent magazines, DVDs and videocassettes – even toys! Our computer network provides access to the Internet and other electronic resources. Schedule an appointment to use one of our PCs with word processing and spreadsheet programs. Check out our Youth Services Room for the many special activities that are offered almost every day for children of all ages. Sign up for one of our computer classes. Find your ancesters in the Bethlehem Room – a unique local history collection. Visit our South Side Branch – a full service library with the area’s largest collection of Spanish materials. Catch our bookmobile at one of its many stops in the area.
From our Web site you can use the online catalog, get a list of what you have checked out or on hold, reserve or renew materials, or find out what’s going on at the library. You can download digital audiobooks to your PC and MP3 player. Your library barcode gives you access to a wide range of informational databases including full-text magazine articles. Click on the Ask Here PA icon for a live chat with a reference librarian, 24/7. Visit “Local History” for a walk back in time—photos, maps, and all sorts of fascinating information about early Bethlehem, as well as newspaper indexes, and a link to the award-winning Bethlehem Digital History Project.
There’s something for everyone at the library !