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

What is a Library?

A library is any place that stores books, information or reading material. Libraries exist at the national, state and city levels with some being private and others public. Some larger library systems have locations in multiple cities or towns, also known as branches. There are also college and university libraries.

Although a library traditionally contained only books, most libraries nowadays feature digital research databases, newspapers, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. Often, access to the internet is also available through onsite computers. Some libraries still use older forms of media, such as videotapes and microfiche, and others include more advanced options like e-books and blue-rays.