County Library

About the County Library

It is the mission of the Bradford County Library to provide high quality library service to all county residents, to encourage the sharing of resources through cooperation and partnerships, and to serve as a point of access to meet the cultural, information, educational, and recreational needs of all Bradford's County residents.

65 Years of Service

In 1941, the Bradford-Wyoming-Sullivan County Library was established, largely due to the efforts of Dawes Markwell, who was the library's director for 30 years. The second library director, Fanna Proper, served the county for another 30 years. Originally located at the back of the County Manor, it occupied a small space to support its primary service, the bookmobile. When the manor needed to expand, the library was forced to relocate. Temporary quarters in an automobile showroom followed until the current building was finished in 1986.

County Library Services

The Bradford County Library collection includes adult and children's books, videocassettes, DVDs, audio books on CD and cassette tape, Reference materials, Local History materials, magazines, daily and weekly newspapers, microfilm and much more.

Through their website, Bradford County Library has access to many online databases.

Our Policies

  • Books, audio books, and educational videos and DVDs check-out for 2 weeks.
  • Our feature films on DVD and VHS check-out for 1 week. There is a $1 per day overdue fine.
  • Our Reference and Local History materials may not be checked out but may be used and photocopied in the library.

Our other services include interlibrary loan; Library for the Blind service; eight public computers; and outreach to schools, daycares, headstarts, and the Bradford County Correctional Facility.

The Bradford County Library Bookmobile serves 24,447 patrons throughout Bradford County. It has 46 community stops, 12 preschool stops, and circulates more than 16,000 items every year.

Our conference room is available for non-profit agencies to use free of charge. Business and for profit groups may use the conference room for a $25 fee.

The Bradford-Wyoming Counties Literacy Program, a division of the County Library, is located at 200 Main Street, Suite 5 Towanda. The Literacy Program trains volunteer tutors and provides free and confidential "one to one" tutoring for adults and teenagers who lack basic reading skills or who want to learn English as a Second Language. The Literacy Program can be reached by calling (570) 297-3375. Their email address is literacy@bradfordco.org. Their website is BWCLiteracyProgram.org.

Related Links

Contact the Department

16093 Route 6
Troy, PA 16947
Phone: (570) 297-2436
Fax: (570) 297-4197
bclibrary@bradfordco.org
www.bradfordcountylibrary.org