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Bethlehem Public Library cards
- issued to Bethlehem Central School District residents
- picture ID and proof of current residence
Upper Hudson Library System cards
- issued to patrons residing outside Bethlehem Central School District but inside Albany and Rensselaer counties
- valid at any UHLS library (certain restrictions apply)
- 7 to 28 days
- 2 renewals on materials not requested by other patrons
fines per day
maximum fine per item . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5
- books, audio books, music CDs . . . . .10 cents
- DVDs, video games, e-readers . . . . . $1
- museum passes (3-day loan). . . . . . .$5
- interlibrary loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1
Patrons owing $5 or more in fines lose borrowing privileges.
Borrowers pay replacement cost for materials lost or irreparably damaged while on loan.
your library is many libraries
Bethlehem Public Library is a member of the Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS), a consortium of 29 public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties. Access to all UHLS collections is provided through our catalog.
You may borrow materials from any UHLS library with your Bethlehem Public Library card. Borrowing policies of the lending library apply.
A library card from any Upper Hudson library is valid at all UHLS libraries.
Learn about our new services, community partnerships, and programs for all ages through our newsletter, footnotes, published six times a year and mailed to all households in the Bethlehem Central School District.
If you live in the Bethlehem Central School District and are unable to visit the library because of a temporary or permanent physical or medical condition, you are eligible for our Books to People home delivery service.
Bethlehem Public Library values its responsibility to enhance the general welfare and quality of life in the community and region it serves.
The library pursues excellence in its mission: to provide equal and uncensored access to resources and services that encourage lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and professional growth.
board of trustees
Library facilities and programs are accessible to people with disabilities.