The Bucks County Free Library is a seven-branch county library system with locations in Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Yardley-Makefield. The county library system was founded in 1956 by a resolution of the Bucks County Commissioners. The library is governed by a 7-member board appointed by the County Commissioners.
As a County library system, the Bucks County Free Library solely purchases and maintains an extensive collection of downloadable and streaming materials for all Bucks County residents to access. As a designated Pennsylvania public library district and system, the Bucks County Free Library collaborates on county wide projects, shares a public catalog, and provides support services to 11 additional public libraries in Bucks County. These libraries are independently governed and managed by their own local boards and directors. Their information is on our Locations page.
Mission, Vision, and Values
Within our libraries and outside our walls, Bucks County Free Library fosters meaningful library experiences for the residents of Bucks County. We welcome our community by providing enthusiastic and effective staff, inviting buildings, a virtual presence, current materials, dynamic programs, and innovative services.
The Bucks County Free Library creates comfortable, safe, and welcoming physical and virtual spaces. We provide materials and services to help young children enter school ready to read, write, and learn. We stimulate the imagination of all library users with programs and materials that provide pleasurable reading, viewing, and listening experiences and that satisfy their curiosity in areas from homework help to lifelong learning.
- We support intellectual freedom and free access to information.
- We honor diversity and treat everyone with respect.
- We use our human, physical, and financial resources efficiently and effectively.
- We believe the best service is friendly, prompt, and accurate.
- We welcome all library users to accessible physical and virtual environments.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Appointed by the Bucks County Commissioners, the 7-member Bucks County Free Library Board oversees and governs the Bucks County Free Library system of seven branches in Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Yardley-Makefield.
Library board members serve without remuneration and are responsible for making sure libraries provide the highest possible service levels to Bucks County residents. Residents that would like to be considered for board appointments may submit letters of interest and resumes by regular mail to the Bucks County Commissioners, 55 East Court Street, Doylestown PA, 18901.
Community members that would like to contact the Board may send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or regular mail to 150 South Pine Street, Doylestown PA, 18901. District member libraries are independently governed and managed by their own local boards. Their contact information is on our Locations page.