• TUE WED THU 10-1 & 2-7 ● FR1 10-6 ● *SAT 10-1 (*CLOSED JUL & AUG)
  • (585) 494-1120
  • 13 South Lake Avenue, Bergen, NY 14416

At the Byron-Bergen Public Library, we envision a space that supports intellectual freedom, diversity of thought, and unimpeded pursuit of knowledge. We are steadfast in our commitment to nurturing a space that celebrates curiosity, values diverse narratives, and stands firmly against censorship. In our dedication to this vision, we unwaveringly reject book-banning and uphold the principles of open access, fostering an environment where minds are free to explore, question, and grow, without constraint.


Rules of Conduct for Library Users

Library patrons are expected to be orderly so that other may enjoy the use of the Library undisturbed. Violators of the above may be denied use of the Library.

Cell Phone Use
Patrons are asked to silence their cell phones while patronizing the Library. While it is understandable that emergency use of cell phones may be necessary while attending the Library, patrons that must accept a phone call while using the facility are asked to exit the Library area while taking the call.

Unattended Children Policy
While Libraries are generally considered friendly, safe environments for children, parents should be aware that Libraries are public buildings where any individual may enter. In this way, the Library may be compared to a shopping mall or airport, for example, in that the person standing next to you may be your next door neighbor or they may be a perfect stranger about whom nothing is known. In addition, Library staff is hired to perform Library duties and cannot be expected to deal with a small child who might be frightened, tired or ill. Parents, not Library staff, are responsible for the behavior of children using the Library. For theses reasons, we prefer that adults supervise their children while they use the facilities.

Computer / Internet Use

Available with valid Library card (Spectrum High Speed connection). Children under 14 years old must have a parent or guardian present. Wi-Fi wireless connection also available.

Copy & Fax

Services are available for a small fee. Please call the library for current rates.

Reading Programs

~A themed Summer Reading Program–starting the end of June until beginning of August. Children 3 years and older can sign up, win prizes, and have fun reading!

~1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program–any child birth to 5 years can participate. Stop in to register and start your child on the path to success!

Material Loan & Purchase Options

The Library offers interlibrary loans, telephone renewals (library card number required) and used book sales. Click here for more information on borrowing materials.

Coupon Sharing

We have a coupon sharing program. Please stop in with your current unused coupons and trade them for those that are useful to you!

Library Visits Program-County Participation

Library Visits through the Richmond Memorial Library in Batavia, NY : The Library Visits program provides library services to older adults in Genesee County who are unable to visit the library.  LV is funded by a grant from the Muriel H.Marshall Fund for the Aging.
Overseen by the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the fund is a bequest from the estate of Roxanne Marshall who named it in honor of her mother.  Ms. Marshall, a former school librarian, wished to enhance the quality of life for older adults in Genesee County.
Genesee County residents at least 60 years old who are confined to their homes due to a short term or extended illness, disability, or lack of transportation may be eligible for the services of this program.
Library Visits also provides rotating mixed media collections to senior housing complexes, adult daycare facilities, nursing homes, and veterans’ facilities in Genesee County.
For more information contact the Library Visits Coordinator at (585) 343-9550 option 6 or email LibraryVisits@nioga.org.

Workshops and Other Programs

We offer outreach to local preschools, Scout programs (available upon request), and various workshops. Check out our Events page for more information.