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 and its branch libraries will be closed on the following days in 2014:

  • New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1
  • In-Service Day – Friday, May 2
  • Library Lovers Art Auction – Saturday, May 3
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 26
  • Independence Day – Friday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 1
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 27
  • Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24
  • Christmas Day – Thursday, December 25
  • New Year’s Eve – Closing at 5pm
  • New Year’s Day – Thursday, January 1, 2015
  • In-Service Day – TBD