As one of the oldest public libraries in the country, Lancaster Public Library has earned the reputation of a dynamic center of knowledge and a cornerstone of a thriving Lancaster community. We are proud to serve as the heart of the Lancaster community, and we are committed to providing equitable access to vital educational resources, exceptional programming, and community building opportunities for all.

Each day, at both our branches, we have the privilege of interacting with children, teens, and adults who visit us in person or online to use our collections. We have something for everyone – from physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks to online databases and more unique items for lending like cake pans, ukuleles, and activity backpacks.

While the ways people use libraries have changed over the past 260 years, LPL’s commitment to being the community center for learning and information has never wavered. To read more about the library’s history, keep reading.