Berkshire County Library

Find Berkshire County Massachusetts libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.


Catholic Library Associates 467 North Street Pittsfield MA 01201 413-443-3169


E C Harwood Library 250 Division Street Great Barrington MA 01230 413-528-1216

Hancock Shaker Village Inc 34 Lebanon Mountain Rd Lanesborough MA 01237 413-443-1390

Williamstown Public Library 1095 Main Street Williamstown MA 01267 413-458-5369

How are Public Libraries funded?

The vast majority of funding that supports the operation of Public Libraries comes from county and local governments. At times, grant funding may be available for specific programs, projects, or capital improvements. Fees for special programs and services account for a relatively small percentage of revenue for Public Libraries.

What are the Friends of the Library?

Friends of the Library are organizations formed to support their local Public Libraries. They typically establish themselves as independent, non-profit organizations that conduct fundraising to supplement Library resources and organize Library related events.

What is the Dewey Decimal system?

The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used in many libraries to organize their books. The classification number allows for books to easily be located or returned to their assigned place in the library. The system is constantly revised to keep up with changes in the libraries.