CIRCULATION DESK SERVICES
The library is proud to offer services to the public for free or either for a small fee.
Public Access Computers, WIFI, printing, Copying, Laminating, Notary Services, Book Sale, Scanning documents to eMail/USB, selling of Fundraising items, Book Raffles, Programs for All Ages, Access to the ADBC Musem, and much more.
Both locations do not always offer the same services, although we try. Contact us ahead of your visit to make sure.
Free to the public.
Currently offered Monday-Friday at the Main Location and Wednesdays at the Branch.
We ask that the last walk-in come an hour before closing.
Schedules can change, we may or may not have someone available and or may be busy prohibiting the notary services from being offered that day. Please call beforehand to ask us if someone is available.
Patron is responsible for providing their own witnesses, as well as making sure that all parties involved are present with valid photo IDs and have not signed any documents prior to coming.
Available for library card holding patrons with a valid Photo ID. Brooke County Residents.
Available for checkout 2 weeks at a time.
Limited devices, first come first serve.
Mobile Hotspot Survey - we ask that each time you check-one out you give us some info that we use for future grant applications to help pay for this service.
BCPL has made the meeting rooms available to the citizens of Brooke County to engage in educational, cultural, intellectual, charitable, or recreational activities. The meeting room may be scheduled for a day or evening meeting by contacting library staff during regular library hours.
The library does not advocate or endorse the viewpoints of meeting room users.
There is no rental fee for the use of meeting rooms.
The rooms are not available for for-profit business ventures and/or parties/events.
Meetings cannot start prior to library opening hours.
All meetings must be open to the public.
BCPL does not provide the facilities in any type of rental capacity (parties, social gatherings, etc.).
2 in Wellsburg and 1 in Follansbee
To read the Meeting Room Policy and/or To Print the Application Visit:
EBOOK, EMAGAZINES, EAUDIOBOOKS, & EREADERS
The libraries subscribe to WVReads, an OverDrive e-Media Catalog Consortium from which patrons may select e-materials to borrow for a specified period of time.
Brooke County Public Libraries Digital WVReads Collection. Users can check out e-Items using a valid Brooke County Library card and download them from the Libby App or access them online.
eMedia is purchased with funds from the Brooke County Commission as a result of a current levy.
Disappointed that you do not see a title in a format that you would like to borrow? We know it can be frustrating; however, we cannot circulate eBooks quite like a physical book in the library.
OverDrive Help, Visit WVReads, on the top right-hand corner click on Help. From there you will be able to see videos, guides on how to download the Libby App to your certain device, and much more.
Currently, there are 10 devices that can be checked out and 2 devices (1 at each location) that can be used in-house only.
Appointments will be made to fill out/go over the necessary paperwork and instructions needed to successfully check out a tablet.
The purchase of the devices was made possible thanks to a grant from the West Virginia Library Commission.
Read the Brooke County Public Libraries Tablet Borrowers Policy and Procedure document for more in-depth information available in-house
For further help with eReaders
Other eReader Support
You may need to research and/or contact the brand name of the device you own for additional help as eReaders Tablets differ in makes/models/and brands.
Stop by one of our locations or call for an appointment and we’ll be happy to show you how to use your device and answer any other questions you might have. Please keep in mind that some questions and troubleshooting may not be answerable by the libraries
BROOKE COUNTY ADULT BASIC EDUCATION
The libraries partner with the Brooke County Schools to provide access to safe spaces for their classes.
We do not schedule or compile any paperwork. For further information, you must contact the ABE Instructor.
Helps with TASC Exam- Formally known as the GED Exam; as well as other educational and training needs.
MAKERSPACES (COMING SOON!)
Comb Binding Machine
Die Cutting Machine
Join us either in-house at our Main Location or virtually via a Zoom Link while our Book Club Posse discusses a book on the last Thursday of every month at 5pm (we do not meet in December, and often November's has to be moved to the week before).
Rules and Regulations
By participating in the BCPL’s Book Club you understand the following:
The book that the club reads will NOT be processed within our system.
Books will be signed out to a member and that data is kept on file.
Once a book club member receives a copy of the book of the month, that individual will be responsible for the book just like a book from the BCPL collection. A Signature Agreement will be signed.
If the book is damaged, lost, or stolen within your procession, you will be responsible for the cost of the replacement and it will be billed through our automation system or by invoice if you do not have a card.
If you cannot make it to a meeting, please return the book on or before the date of the meeting. Most books must be packed and shipped back to the WVLC immediately after our meeting in order for them to be sent to the next library. If the book is not returned in a timely manner without any notification to the Director and we have already shipped the books back, the patron will be responsible for 3.50 for us to ship the book.
Last but not least enjoy yourselves. This is a time for a group of people to come together and discuss some of the past, present, and future of literature with fellow book lovers.
To join us more, find us on our Facebook group and also join us via our BookClubs account by searching for our Club by name: BCPL's Book Club Posse. This has a free app and will also allow you to keep up with times, locations, and Zoom links.
Please take note, BCPL has many more programming opportunities and services offered to patrons. Contact us for further questions or inquiries.