Lancaster City Branch

Lancaster Public Library is the Central Resource Library and District Center Library for Lancaster County. It serves all citizens of Lancaster County. This central location also serves as the headquarters of the Lancaster Public Library.


Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm
Friday & Saturday, 10am-5pm

Open First Fridays 5pm-8pm for limited library services (excluding Jan and July).
First Friday activities begin at 5:30pm.


Weather-related closings are listed on the following stations:

WGAL, WHPCBS21, CW15, BOB94.9FM, WHP580AM, KISS99.3FM, The River 97.3FM, WLAn96.9FM, WLAN1390AM, Fox43, WARM103, and WDAC.

Lancaster Public Library locations will be closed on the following days in 2016:

  • Friday, January 1 – New Years Day
  • Friday, April 22 – Staff In-Service
  • Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day
  • Monday, July 4 – Independence Day
  • Monday, Sept. 5 – Labor Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving
  • Saturday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve