COVID-19 Test Kits

The PA Department of Health is distributing rapid over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits to vulnerable communities, providing free testing resources to those most in need. As part of that effort, both Lancaster Public Library locations will serve as test pickup sites for the Lancaster community.


  • Test kits are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • No appointment is necessary.
  • Supplies are limited.
  • Tests are free to all individuals.
  • Individuals are not required to show symptoms of COVID-19 in order to pick up a test kit.
  • Individuals are limited to picking up a maximum of four (4) tests to ensure equitable distribution across the Commonwealth.
Also, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order two (2) sets of four (4) free at-⁠home tests. If you already ordered your first set, order a second today. Orders will ship free as tests are received from manufacturers. Learn more and order at:
As a community-driven library and trusted partner, Lancaster Public Library is pleased to support the health department’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.