Welcome to the Bolivar Free Library

We are working to update the webpage and add a little more information and links for your use.  Please be patient with us as we begin to move forward.


Local Author, J. J. Nite (Jennifer Barnes) will be visiting the Bolivar Library on Wednesday, June 8 from 6-7pm for a book signing event.  Her first book, Bruises of the Heart, was a great success and she now has five books in publication.  Please stop in the library to see her new releases and to say Hello!  Congrats to J.J for her new success as a novelist.


Craig Braack. local historian, will give a presentation entitled "The Basics of the Civil War" on Monday, June 13th at the Pre-K building on Main Street in Bolivar.  The presentation will begin at 6:00pm  Come and hear about the battles and campaigns, the memorials and monuments and how Allegany County was part of this historical war.  Mark your calendars and bring a friend. 






We are looking for new patrons as well as our "regulars" to make weekly visits to the library.   The library is here to serve you and provide you with current books and dvds, engage you in activities that you can do at home and encourage you and/or your child to participate in programs offered at the library.  Rachel Bell will begin her next musical term starting in January. This program has a fee, but it so fun and educational for children. Call the library for more information.






Check out the Freegal music link!!!! Something very new to libraries!  Just use your library card and password and you are able to download three free songs per week and keep the music forever plus three hours of commercial free streaming per day. If you need help or need a library card, call or come into the library and we will do our best to assist you.  "Free" doesn't come our way very often, so make use of the library's services.


Access these resources at the Bolivar Free Library or at home
These subscription databases provide high quality information and access to thousands of full-text articles in journals, magazines, and reference works free to library users, most through NOVEL and NY State Library regional funding.
Click here for NOVELNY database training and tutorials.
Access to these online subscription database resources is available 24 hours a day with a valid library card. If needed, log-in with your 13-digit library card number.

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OCLC WorldCat* Grolier Online
Health Reference Center Academic Kids InfoBits Database
Academic OneFile eLibrary Elementary database
Business, Finance and Job Seeking
Gale Business Insights: Essentials JobNow!**
Arts and Literature
Literary Reference Center Database* NoveList**

EBSCO Art Museum Image Gallery
Art Museum Image Gallery*

Magazines and Newspapers
Infotrak Newsstand General OneFile
ProQuest Gannett Newsstand New York State Newspapers
New York State Newspapers 
National Newspaper Index EBSCO OmniFile Full-text Select
OmniFile Full-text Select 

Databases are funded through NOVEL or as starred above. 

NOVELny logoWhat does NOVEL stand for?  New York Online Virtual Electronic Library

What is NOVEL?  A suite of electronic databases that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers and other references.

How is NOVEL funded?  NOVEL is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NYS library from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

What do you need to access NOVEL databases from the STLS Website?  The 13 or 14-digit borrower id from your library card.


* Access provided through NY State Library regional funding
** Access provided by the Steele Memorial Library through Central Book Aid funding


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