Grab + Go Service

Welcome! Lancaster Public Library is open for in-person, “Grab + Go” access to library materials. Our goal is to provide the best possible experience we can without putting our patrons, staff, and the community at risk. As a result, in-person visits will look different than they did in pre-COVID times.

As of March 1, 2022, masks are no longer required inside the library. Current CDC recommendations state: “At all levels, people can wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.” We encourage all staff members and visitors who wish to continue wearing masks to please do so.⁠ We expect all patrons to be respectful of others’ choices regarding mask-wearing. 

In addition, furnishings have returned to both Lancaster Public Library locations allowing patrons to linger longer inside the buildings. What’s more, we expect to begin a gradual return to in-person programming in March leading up to a full slate of in-person programming to (hopefully) come in April.


  • Lancaster City Branch: Monday – Thursday, 9AM – 7PM; Friday, 9AM – 5PM; Saturday, 9AM – 2PM
  • Mountville Branch: Monday – Thursday, 10AM – 7PM; Friday, 10AM – 5PM; Saturday, 10AM – 1PM

What’s available at the Library?

  • Grab + Go service!
    • Visit the Library when it’s convenient for you during open hours to browse the collection and check out materials, plus pick up hold items.
    • Patrons are asked to keep their browsing time brief. We suggest you plan ahead to optimize your time, but we know you’re trying your best!
  • Public computers are available.
    • Because of limited equipment (due to social distancing) sessions are limited to 60-minutes per user/day with no extensions.
  • Printing, copying, and scanning services are available.
  • Passport services are available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Lancaster City Branch. 
  • Courtesy charging stations for personal devices (30-minute limit)
  • We will continue to fill Grab Bags with books & DVDs based on your input and interests.
  • The Juliana Bookstore is OPEN!

What’s not yet available?

  • Public restrooms and drinking fountains are unavailable at this time.
  • No eating or drinking allowed.

⚠️🤒 If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of illness, please wait until you’re feeling better to visit the library. LPL is always open online. We offer a variety of digital materials, resources and programming, including eBooks, music, movies and much more that you can access virtually 24/7.

🚗📚 If you do not wish to enter the building or cannot wear a face mask, please contact us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

💙 Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we deliver services in a manner that matches our need for safety for all involved.