• ADA accessible
  • American Sign Language available at programs (1-2 weeks notice requested)
  • Assistive listening devices – Hearing Loops installed at the Information and Circulation service desks.
  • Braille library cards
  • Children’s braille materials
  • Home delivery service – See Books to People below
  • Large-print materials and eBooks and eMagazines for font enlargement
  • Liaison to New York State Talking book and Braille Library (TBBL)
  • Mobility devices available to use on site – motorized scooter, walker with seat, wheelchair
  • Movies shown with Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing when possible.
  • Optelec magnifying reader

If you anticipate a need for accommodations or auxiliary aids to attend a program or use the library, please contact the Information Desk at (518) 439-9314, option 2.  We may need at least 7 days of advance notice to accommodate your equal access needs.

Books to People

This delivery service is available for residents of the Bethlehem Central School District who are unable to visit the library because of a permanent or temporary medical condition. more

Exam proctoring

Seed library

Seed libraries promote sustainability in communities. The library has seeds available each spring.

Tech tools

The library makes available the latest technology for patrons to use and borrow, including computers, scanning, software and more. more

Studio Makerspace

Use the A/V Studio Makerspace to create video content or for podcasting. more

Bethlehem Community Network Television (BCN-TV)

BCN-TV, the town’s public access television station, maintains its studio in the library building. A full program schedule is offered to the towns of Bethlehem and New Scotland and the village of Coeymans. Limited BCN-TV cablecasting is available in some other Capital Region locations. more

Meeting room requests

Book a room at the library for your community group’s meeting. more

WiFi out and about

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