Bridgeville Public Library

523 Washington Avenue
Bridgeville, PA 15017 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-221-3737

Description

The mission of the Bridgeville Public Library is to serve as a center for lifelong learning by providing free access to informational, educational, cultural and recreational library resources that address the interest and need of all ages in the Bridgeville area.

The library began back in 1962 when a group of concerned citizens gathered to discuss the idea of organizing a public library to serve the community. The library first opened its doors that November.

In 1969, the library purchased the abandoned Penn Central Railroad Station building and grounds. An extensive fund-raising drive was conducted to raise support for this purchase and for the remodeling. The entire renovation was done by volunteers from the Bridgeville Kiwanas Club. Except for a few additions (such as the doorway and the lighted cupola and a few finishing touches) the exterior of the depot has been preserved in its original state. This new location formally opened in 1970.

A children's wing was added in 1975 in the form of a caboose, which was purchased from the B & O Railroad in 1974 and remodeled by the Kiwanas Club.

Today, the library reached the present size of 20,000 items and is currently focusing on computers, automation and CD-ROM reference. There is also a store selling gift items and used books.

Hours of operation

Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking

A metered parking lot is located across from building.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 31D - Bridgeville via Washington Avenue
  • 31E - Bridgeville via Main Street
  • 33D - Bridgeville Express via Washington Avenue
  • 33E - Bridgeville Express via Main Street
In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group