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 2015:

  • New Year’s Day – Thursday, January 1
  • In-Service Day – Friday, April 24
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 25
  • Independence Day – Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 7
  • In-Service Day – Friday, September 11
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 26
  • Closing at 5pm on Wednesday, December 16
  • Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24
  • Christmas Day – Friday, December 25
  • New Year’s Eve – Closing at 5pm
  • New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1, 2016