Lancaster City Branch

We are now OPEN in Ewell Plaza!

📍 151 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

We are located in downtown Lancaster, just one block north of Penn Square on the 100 block of North Queen Street. Our building is across the street from Binns Park, and is easily accessible by foot, bike, bus, or car.

🅿 Numerous parking options are available within close proximity to Ewell Plaza, including on-street parking, as well as several parking garages.

  • Our Queen Street location anchors the Christian Street Parking Garage.
    • As a tenant of the Lancaster Parking Authority, the Library does not control parking decisions; regular parking fees will be charged.
  • There is a Library Book Drop Only parking spot (5-minute limit) at the end of E. Marion Street (accessible from Duke Street) if someone is making a quick dash into the building.

Lancaster City Branch Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9AM – 7PM
Friday & Saturday: 9AM – 5PM
Sunday: Closed

2023 Closings and Delays

Lancaster Public Library locations will be closed on the following days in 2023:

  • Monday, January 2
  • Monday, January 16
  • Monday, February 20
  • Monday, May 29
  • Monday, June 19
  • Monday, June 26 – closing at 3PM
  • Tuesday, June 27 – closing at 3PM, reopening after Ribbon Cutting community celebration
  • Tuesday, July 4
  • Monday, September 4
  • Friday, September 22
  • Monday, October 9
  • Friday, November 10
  • Thursday, November 23
  • Friday, November 24
  • Saturday, November 25
  • Saturday, December 23
  • Monday, December 25
  • Tuesday, December 26

Weather-related closings and delays will be reported to the local media.