January 20, 2021

Book Drops temporarily closed — Main Library

The bookdrops outside the Main Library were destroyed in a traffic accident yesterday and have been removed. Until they are replaced, books and other library items can only be returned inside during normal library hours. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Schedule Alerts
January 11, 2021

Updated Library Schedule and Services

BAPL Main, South Side, and Coolidge are now open for limited and by-appointment browsing again as of January 11. Masks are required as is standard social-distancing protocol. Please note that the procedure is somewhat different at each location. If you have any questions, please call ahead of time. Main Library Normal hours No appointment required […]

BAPL News, Schedule Alerts
January 8, 2021

BAPL January 2021 Library Board Meeting to be held over Zoom

Please note that the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s January board meeting will be held online on January 11, 2021 at 6pm. The virtual meeting will be open to the public as attendees. Attendees will be able to listen to the meeting and make comment at the designated time, following typical public comment procedure. To attend […]

Schedule Alerts
December 16, 2020

Snow closing Dec 16, 2020

Due to the coming storm, please note the following for today, December 16, 2020: The Main Library will close at 12:00 The South Side and Coolidge locations will not open at all There is no bookmobile service today No library items are due today Look for future updates about the rest of the week as […]

Schedule Alerts
December 15, 2020

Updated Library Schedule and Services

Following Pennsylvania’s mitigation order, the Bethlehem Area Public Library will be using the following operating model effective Wednesday, December 16: All computer appointments will be canceled. All item checkouts will occur at the door of each library location. All returns will be accepted at the drop box of each location. Library staff will continue to […]

BAPL News, Schedule Alerts
December 10, 2020

BAPL Library Board Meeting To Be Held Dec 14 via Zoom

Please note that the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s December board meeting will be held online on December 14, 2020 at 6pm. The virtual meeting will be open to the public as attendees. Attendees will be able to listen to the meeting and make comment at the designated time, following typical public comment procedure. To attend […]

Schedule Alerts
November 2, 2020

Delayed Opening: November 6

Please note that the library will have a delayed opening this Friday. We will open its doors at noon. The bookdrops will be open as usual for any returns you may have.  

Schedule Alerts
October 12, 2020

Delayed Opening: October 16

The library will open at 12:00 noon this Friday,  October 16, rather than our usual 9:00 am opening. The book drops will be open as usual, but no items may be checked out until the noon opening.

Schedule Alerts
September 14, 2020

BAPL Library Board Meeting to be held via Zoom 9/14/2020

Please note that the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s September board meeting will be held online on September 14, 2020 at 6pm. The virtual meeting will be open to the public as attendees. Attendees will be able to listen to the meeting and make comment at the designated time, following typical public comment procedure. To attend […]

Schedule Alerts
September 2, 2020

Library Schedule and Services

Here’s a BAPL update as of September 2, 2020: No library locations are open for browsing or regular in-person usage. There is no date set to do so at this time. All library locations are offering “grab and go” check-out, which means you can place books or other items on reserve and pick them up […]

Schedule Alerts
August 4, 2020

Change to South Side Branch Hours

Please note the following change to the hours of the South Side Branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library: Effective August 10, BAPL South Side will be open Monday-Thursday from 11-6. Closed on Saturdays This change is temporary. We will make an announcement as soon as we have a date set to change back to […]

Schedule Alerts
July 13, 2020

Library Board Meeting: July 13, 2020

Please note that the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s July board meeting will be held online on Monday June 13, 2020 at 6pm. The virtual meeting will be open to the public as attendees. Attendees will be able to listen to the meeting and make comment at the designated time, following typical public comment procedure. To […]

Schedule Alerts
June 25, 2020

Saturday June 27

If you have library items to pick up or drop-off at the Main Library on June 27, or if you are planning on coming to the drive-up book sale, please be aware of possible road closures in the afternoon. Please plan to come in between 10-2. Thank you.

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