How do I get a library card?
You will need to show us a photo I.D. and identification with your name and current address on it, as well as fill out a Library Card Registration Form. Reasonable accommodations can be made if identification requirements present a hardship. Registración de membresía para tarjeta de Berkshire Athenaeum.
How do I reserve a museum pass?
How do I reserve a meeting room?
Do I need a library card to use a computer?
A current CWMARS library card in good standing is required to use the public computers; Computer-Use Only cards are issued to Massachusetts patrons who do not qualify for a full service library card. Out of state visitors with a photo I.D. are signed in as guests.
Can I visit the Melville Room without an appointment?
How do I connect to WiFi?
Can I bring food and drink into the Library?
A Food Zone furnished with cafe tables and chairs is available for those who want to bring food to the library. Beverages are allowed in many locations with patrons asked to refrain from having drinks near library computers or in our Local History Department.
How do I donate to the Library?
There are several ways to donate to the library. You can make a tax-deductible cash or check donation; make a memorial donation for the purchase of library materials in honor of or in remembrance of someone living or deceased; or donate your books, DVDs, or CDs.
How do I join the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum?
Friends Memberships are available starting at $10. Membership includes quarterly membership newsletter, admittance to the Friends Book Sale Preview Night, and 10% discount at the soon-to-come Friends Store. Fill out a Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum Membership Application and mail with payment to:
Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum
One Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
When does summer reading begin?
Summer reading is in July and August. This year’s theme is A Universe of Stories.