Air Conditioning @MPL

The latest heat wave is proving to be challenging for the staff and patrons of the Meadville Public Library. Patrons are now being greeted with a sign on the door saying the cooling system is broken and unrepairable. The library is managing the current heat wave by installing new ceiling and box fans in as many locations as possible. Known to be a cool oasis during hot humid days, the library is now without air conditioning. Afternoon temperatures in the library have soared into the Read More +

Meadville Public Library & Pelletier Library

The Meadville Public Library announced today that it had received the most valuable donation of used books in its 136-year history. The donation consisted of a set of the rare octavo late second edition Birds of America by James Audubon. The seven-volume set is rare and extremely valuable, selling at recent auctions for up to $17,200. James Audubon’s Birds of America second octavo edition is considered one of the best examples of the printer’s art of the 19th century. Interspersed with the text are 500 Read More +

Renew Your Materials through the Public Catalog

You can now renew your checked out materials via our online catalog at Just log into your account and click on Renew next to the material you want to renew. Most items can be renewed twice. If you do not see the “Renew” link next to the item in your list of checkouts then you cannot renew it. This means you have either reached the renewal limit for the item or someone has placed a reserve on it.