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YOUR LIBRARY SERVICES

Manage Your Account

To manage your Butler Area Public Library account...

Click the image above that says, "Log in to your Account". Alternatively, you can go to the Butler County Federated Library System and click on the "My Account" button. A pop-up screen like the one shown here will ask you to log in with either your Library Card Number or EZ login. Don't worry, if you forget your password, you can ask for another which will be sent to your email.

Using your Libary Card

Circulation Policies

You may have any combination of 25 items checked out at one time

  • Books, books on CD, and music CDs - 2 weeks

  • Magazines - 1 week

  • DVDs - 3 days

The reference and genealogy collections and current magazines do not circulate.

Overdues and Fines

  • Fines for books, books on CD, and magazines are 25¢ per day

  • Fines for DVDs and ILLs are $1 per day overdue

(Note this fine is the same for DVDs that are free of charge)

Charges

  • Feature film DVDs are $1 for a 3 day rental

  • All DVD rentals are free of charge to active military personnel

  • All children’s DVDs are free of charge

  • Charges for lost, missing or damaged Items:

  • Broken music CD case: $1

  • Lost liner notes from music CD: $2

 

“I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.”

― Roger Zelazny,

Nine Princes in Amber

Getting a Library Card

A library card is free to Butler County residents with proper identification. Your card is permanent and is renewed each year. It entitles you to borrow materials from any of the 10 libraries within the

Butler County

Federated Library System.

(Click on this link)

 

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. A parent or legal guardian’s signature is required for anyone under 18 years of age.

  • Proper identification is a driver’s license with current address OR two other forms of identification with current address, such as a recent utility bill, Pennsylvania identification card, or a bank statement.

  • Lost or destroyed cards may be replaced at a cost of $2.50.

  • You must present your card to check out materials.

Interlibrary Loan

 

If we don’t have the item you are seeking, we may still be able to get it for you through interlibrary loan (ILL). Search our catalog to see if we have it. If not, see if it is owned by any of the other libraries in the county. If they do, please see the circulation desk to ask for a hold on the item. If not, please fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

 

Brand new items can NOT be ordered through interlibrary loan. It is suggested that patrons complete a blue "Gotta Have It" form at the circulation desk.

In County

  • These usually take one to two days, except during weekends or holidays

  • You will be called when the item arrives and will have 3 days for materials to be picked up

  • Videos are only held for 1 day

  • These items will be held at the circulation desk

  • Our usual renewal and late fee policies apply

  • Items may be returned at the front desk, the drop box, or at any BCFLS library

Out of County

  • Patrons may request up to 3 items through interlibrary loan

  • Items take an average of two weeks to arrive

  • You will be called when the item arrives and it will be held at the circulation desk until it is due

  • Items CAN’T be renewed AND late fees are $1/day

  • Borrowing is jeopardized by tardiness

  • Items must be returned to the circulation desk

  • Donations for this service are not mandatory, but always welcome

Meeting Rooms

 

We offer a number of meeting rooms free of charge.  Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Please review our meeting room policy here:

To download and print a meeting room application, please click here:

Reference Department

 

The Reference Department is located on the second floor of the library. It houses an extensive reference collection of print and online resources. The department is staffed by our assistant director, information services librarian, technical services librarian, and genealogist, who will answer your questions, perform research, and help with projects and homework.

 

Come to the library, call us at 724-287-1715, or e-mail us at baplreference@bcfls.org for your information needs.

 

The Butler Area Public Library has 18 computers available for public use. All of them have high speed access to the Internet.

 

Additionally, all have Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher.

 

The library is an Armstrong Hot Spot where you may access Wifi at no charge.

Public Computers
3D Printing

Printing:

  • Black and white: $.10/page

  • Color: $.50/page

Copying:

  • Black and white: $.10/page

  • Color: $.50/page

 

Faxing:

  • $1 per page

  • Cover pages available upon request

Scanning:

  • Free

  • Send to email or save to USB

Print from Laptop, Phone or Tablet

From Laptop

  • Open an internet browser and go to print.princh.com

  • Choose a document and enter the library's printer ID - 100961

  • Choose your print settings

  • Pay from your laptop using a credit card or by choosing "Pay by Cash."

 

From Phone or Tablet

  • Install the Princh app for iOS or Android

  • Open a document and share it with the Princh-app

  • Choose the ibrary's printer ID - 100961

  • Choose your print settings

  • Pay from your phone or tablet using a credit card or by choosing "Pay by Cash."

 

Prices

If you are interested in having something 3D printed please visit the reference desk and speak to the staff.

Access test prep, practice tests, a resume builder, basic computer skills,

career school searches, scholarship searches, and a virtual career library. 

Online Job Search Resources

Job Gateway 

Like Indeed or Monster, you can use Job Gateway to search for job postings.

The Career Tools on this site can help you translate the skills you have into

potential job matches. Explore occupations and prepare for that next big

interview. 

www.jobgateway.pa.gov

PA Workforce Statistics 

One-on-One Appointments 

Use this site to find the latest information about occupational

wages, occupational and industry outlooks, as well as top employers

and industries by location. 

http://www.workstats.dli.pa.gov

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education

and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. 

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Reference librarians are now scheduling individual appointments to help with your specific computer needs. This includes setting up email and/or other online accounts, filling out your first online application, cover letter/resume help (you must do the work, but we can guide you through it), eReaders and more. Call or stop by the reference desk and fill out a form to request this service. NOTE: Due to limited availability, librarians can only schedule one appointment per person. 

 

218 N. McKean Street • Butler, PA 16001 • Phone: 724-287-1715 • Fax: 724-285-5090