Research Resources

Reference librarians are available during all library hours to help you find library materials and information. You can also reach us by phone at (717) 394-2651 ext. 128 or send us a message below.

If you have a question when the library is closed, we still have answers.

Give Ask Here PA, Pennsylvania’s 24/7 Virtual Reference Service, a try.

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.


If you have a valid Lancaster County Library card, another choice is to search the online resources of the Library System of Lancaster County.

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and subject-specific titles, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

For a limited time, PA Careerlink of Lancaster and the Lancaster Chamber are offering access to SkillUp Lancaster, a flexible, self-directed web-based e-learning service that offers online courses to allow jobseekers to improve their marketability to prospective and current employers.