Contact the Office of Commonwealth Libraries
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries
(OCL) within the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) operates a
major research library and collects, preserves, and connects state
government, libraries, and all residents with the information and
resources needed for education, enrichment, and advancement.
to extensive Forum Building renovations, the Office of Commonwealth
Libraries, including the State Library of Pennsylvania, has relocated to
several locations in the Harrisburg Capitol campus for the next several
OCL is comprised of:
- Deputy Secretary for Libraries' administrative office
- State Library of Pennsylvania
- Bureau of Library Development
The Deputy Secretary for Libraries' Administrative Office
Susan Banks serves as Deputy Secretary for Libraries and State Librarian.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
The offices are closed on all state holidays and in cases of inclement weather.
Mail: Pennsylvania Department of Education
Office of Commonwealth Libraries
333 Market St., 11th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2210