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COLLECTIONS AND SERVICES
The collection provides resources in the areas of popular fiction and nonfiction materials, reference, children's literature, classic fiction, periodicals, video recordings, audiobooks, music cassettes, and music compact discs. The library provides access to almost 100,000 items and over 100 periodicals and newspapers.
The library ranked second in the nation in library services for communities with populations between 5,000 and 9,999, according to an article in American Libraries. (October 2004)
West Virginia Collection
The Bridgeport Public Library collects local history materials. The library tries to acquire material, in all formats, dealing with Bridgeport, Harrison County, and West Virginia. Most of these materials are privately or commercially published, rather than in manuscript or archival form. Only a few family histories are available. Some materials may only be used in the library. A wider range of genealogical material is available at the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library and the Harrison County Historical Society.
Hardback and paperback books
Large print books
Periodicals (not the current issue)
The Reference Collection has information in both print and electronic media. Electronic resources may be accessed through our local area network. Reference titles do not circulate. A copy machine, microfiche reader and network printers are available.
Reference materials include:
Career and college guidebooks
Encyclopedias and dictionaries
West Virginia Code
West Virginia Reference Materials
MountainLit is a website sponsored by the Bridgeport Public Library. Its purpose is to serve as a vehicle for the collection and dissemination of information about past and present West Virginia authors and their writing. It is a work-in-progress designed for teachers, scholars, librarians, students, and readers. Writer and literary historian Phyllis Wilson Moore is serving as the project's consultant.Questions, comments, or corrections may be addressed to the Bridgeport Library.