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 & Tuesday: 9AM – 7PM
Wednesday & Thursday: 9AM – 8PM
Friday & Saturday: 9AM – 5PM
Sunday: Closed

2024 Closings

Both Lancaster Public Library locations will be closed on the following days in 2024:

  • Monday, January 1
  • Monday, January 15
  • Monday, February 19
  • Friday, April 5
  • Monday, May 27
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Thursday, July 4
  • Monday, August 19
  • Monday, September 2
  • Monday, October 14
  • Friday, November 1
  • Monday, November 11
  • Thursday November 28
  • Friday, November 29
  • Saturday, November 30
  • Tuesday, December 24
  • Wednesday, December 25
  • Thursday, December 26

Weather-related closings and delays will be reported to the local media. In addition, the library posts any significant closings or interruption of normal hours directly on our home page (, and also on our Facebook page.

The decision to close or open LPL locations later than normal is usually made at approximately 6:30 a.m. The notice of closings or delayed openings is usually added within minutes of that decision on our home page.