Please check out our calendar for upcoming events! A library card is not required to attend programs.
Knause Memorial Bridge Benefit
Come learn to play bridge at the library! The Knause Memorial Bridge Benefit meets the first, second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of the month (September through May) from 12:30-3:00 PM to play in the library's conference room.
Book Discussion Club
Join us for coffee and a discussion of some of the greatest literature in every genre. Our next Book Discussion Club will be announced soon.
One-on-One Mobile Device Classes
Bring your Kindle, tablet, phone or other digital device to our monthly e-reader workshops. We’ll be happy to help you download apps, navigate social media, get free ebooks and audio books, and learn more about how you can use your device to the fullest extent. Please call 724-662-4233 to set up an appointment.
Beginner's Computer Classes
The Mercer Area Library will be providing a free basic computer class for the public. Topics of classes will vary from month to month. Past topics include basic navigation, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, saving and downloading documents, online shopping, anti-virus, and Skype. The classes are taught on the third Friday of each month at 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Classes will run approximately an hour. Space is very limited at the library since these classes will involve hands-on teaching. We strongly encourage you to bring your own laptop, as we only have space for six non-laptop students. All interested people must register due to limited time and space!
Are you in need of resources or services at the Library?
Collections: The library provides access to a large selection of fiction, mystery, large print, paperback, non-fiction, and reference materials. In addition, DVDs, music CDs, and audio books are available for circuilation. If you would like to access digital ebooks and audio books, please visit our Overdrive collection.
Periodicals: The library has subscriptions to three newspapers and over 50 magazines.
Computer Workstations: The Library has eight adult Internet workstations and four children's Internet workstations available for public use.
Printing: Patrons can print from computers for $.25/page (black and white only).
Copies: The library has a public-access copy machine. Individual copies are $.25/page.
Faxing Services: Faxes may be sent or received for $1 per page.
Professional Meeting Room: The Library offers a large, professional meeting room equipped with a dry-erase board and projector system. Simply call or email us to schedule your meeting. You can access the room registration form here. There is a $25 refundable deposit for this service.
Online Reference Resources: If you need to do any research online, these resources provide accutrate and expert-approved information, including journal and newspaper articles, magaazines, images, and more. Power Library lists a varity of options, depending your information needs. For more resources online, check out our online reference resources.
The staff at the Mercer Area Library offers exam proctoring for students.
Please call the library at (724) 662-4233 or email us at to set up an appointment. Proctor exams and information may be emailed to or faxed to us at (724) 662-8893. Scheduling may also be done through your school’s scheduling program.
There is a $10 charge for proctoring exams, regardless of length. The student must pay prior to taking the exam, and can pay in cash or a check made out to Mercer Area Library. Billing arrangements may also be made through your school.