Bucks County Free Library, Doylestown Branch
Bucks County owns and operates most of the public libraries across the county, including the "library center" in Doylestown. The first library in Doylestown, named for Melinda Cox, opened in 1916 in what is now the county controller's office building. In 1988, the Cox library joined the county library adminstration offices at the new library center built on the grounds of what used to be the Bucks County Prison on Pine Street. Today, the library holds a wide range of materials, including books on cassette and CD, as well as videos and DVDs. Search the library's catalog online any time at www.buckslib.org.
- Hours: Mon - Thu, 9am - 9pm; Fri, Sat, 9am - 5pm; Sun, 1pm - 5pm
- Handicap Accessible: The entrance is at street level with an automatic door.
- Founding Date: 1916
- Parking: Free lot
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Research databases, Resources for job seekers
- Internet use policy: Free and time-limited with filters to block access to "adult" content.
- Programs/classes: The library center runs many programs from drop-in storytime for toddlers to clubs for teens and workshops for adults. See the online calendar for a full listing.
- Book donation information: Most books donated to the library are not added to the library's collection, but are instead sold at its fundraiser, the used book sale.
- Private events: Yes