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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.

Due 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 years.

OCL is comprised of:

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.
Call: 717-787-2646
Fax: 717-772-3265
Mail: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Office of Commonwealth Libraries 
333 Market St., 11th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2210