Welcome to the website of the Tamaqua Public Library (located in Tamaqua, PA), a virtual and communal meeting place for library users seeking information, education, and recreation.



Weather-Related Closings

Tamaqua Public Library follows the Tamaqua Area School District for weather-related closings.



Our service area includes the Borough of Tamaqua, West Penn, Schuylkill, Walker, Rush, Ryan, and East Brunswick Townships. We are located at 30 S. Railroad St. Tamaqua Pa 18252, and our phone number is (570) 668-4660.

While our motto (as shown in Latin at the top of the page) is "Books, The Delight of the Soul," our town's library offers services far beyond books.

At left you will find links to these free of charge services as well as upcoming programs, the library’s hours of operation, and how to make a donation or to memorialize a loved one.



March Madness Book Sale - Begins Monday, March 3, 2014



Board Games!



Teen/Young Adult Read - May 15, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.



Spring Story Time - Begins March 18th & 19th at 10 a.m.



NEW OVERDUE FINE SCHEDULE FOR 2014



Amnesty Weeks in 2014



Wi Fi

Free Wireless connection is available. Just check in at the front desk to connect your laptop, ipad, etc. wirelessly. There is a black and white wireless printer available for use (just 10 cents per page). We also offer free use of headphones. Be sure to bring a plug if needed to connect to the outlets under the tables.  You Do Not have to be a member to connect.



The Need for Public Libraries in America

In a fascinating study as to the need and usage of libraries in our country, the American Library Association has published the "Quotable Facts About America's Libraries 2012".  Click HERE to see why supporting your public library is more important now than ever!