Brownsville Public Library Home Page
100 Seneca Street.
Brownsville, PA 15417
BFPL currently has ~20,000 items in our collection and over 2000 registered patrons. Our service area includes: the boroughs of Brownsville and Newell and the townships of Brownsville, Franklin, Jefferson, and Luzerne. As part of the Fayette County Library System, we also provide free service to all residents of Fayette County and ,through AccessPA, all Pennsylvanians holding valid cards from their own libraries. We are open Monday-Friday from 9:30am-5:00pm. We are closed on all federal holidays and when BASD closes due to inclement weather.
fiction and non-fiction for adults, young adults, juveniles, and young children
public access computers
Wii (for in-house use)
reference materials (including materials on GED and SAT)
local history collection including most high school yearbooks for the years 1922-2006, a microfiche collection of The Clipper (6/30/1889 – 12/27/1912), the Brownsville Telegraph (8/29/1972-12/31/1965), Fayette County census (1790-1880, 1900-1930), Records of the Provincial Council (1682-1776), and Pennsylvania's Revolutionary Governments (1775-1790).
We also have information regarding income taxes, federal student aid options, and local community resources.
Through our website (www.bfpl.org), patrons also have access to (some sites need patrons barcode number from their library card):
AccessPA Power Library (Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources) which offers “access thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. You will find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults.”(http://www.powerlibrary.net/Remote/MainR.asp?ID=PL3220)
Ask Here PA offers patrons the ability to chat in real time with a Librarian
Overdrive provides free eBooks and eAudiobooks for patrons
Newsbank offers access to issues of the following: Herald-Standard, Observer-Reporter, Patriot-News, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tribune-Review, America's News Magazines, in addition to current events and special reports concerning Pennsylvania, the United States, and the world
HeritageQuest provides genealogy, census records, and other historical documents