Berks County Public Libraries

Web Content

Check that:

1. The author has expertise on the topic.

2. The source of the content is stated.

3. The content can be independently verified from other sources.

4. The info is current & the site maintained.

5. The site includes contact information.

Source:Cohen, Laura and Trudi Jacobson. 2008. Evaluating Web Content,

library card

Get A Card

In Person:

  • Go to the BCPL library of your choice, and fill out a paper application.
    OR print out an application (see below), and bring it to your library pre-filled.
    • Adults (18 and over) need to present valid proof of identity (photo ID) and residency. (Documents accepted to verify address include auto registration, recent utility bills, voter registration cards, lease/rental agreements, etc.)
    • Children (under 18) require parental/guardian signature and parentís/guardianís photo ID and proof of address.
  • If you have a library card, you have an account. To see your checked-out materials; holds & requests; fines, blocks on lending, and account messages, click on CATALOG, then click on the MY ACCOUNT tab.
    There is also a link to MY ACCOUNT in the How Do I… dropdown menu at the top of the page.
    You will need to enter your library card number, and your PIN, which is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number.
  • Lost Your Card? Call your local library to let them know. Then visit the library to request a new card; remember to bring ID with you.