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Contact the Office of Commonwealth libraries

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries, including the State Library of Pennsylvania, is located in the Forum Building (607 South Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17120).


The State Library of Pennsylvania's operating hours for the public are Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Office hours for Office of Commonwealth Libraries staff are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Office is closed on all state holidays and in cases of inclement weather.

Complete an online library card application to request a State Library of Pennsylvania card.  

Submit an online reference request for help with using the State Library of Pennsylvania.

Have questions?

Send an email: 

State Library of Pennsylvania Services:
Bureau of Library Development Services:
Office of the Deputy Secretary for Libraries:

Call:

State Library of Pennsylvania Services:
  • Circulation: 717-787-3169
  • Interlibrary Loan: 717-787-4130
  • Reference - General: 717-783-5950
  • Reference – Law and Government Documents: 717-787-3273
Bureau of Library Development Services:
  • Bureau of Library Development: 717-787-8007 
Office of the Deputy Secretary for Libraries:  717-787-2646

Send a fax:

  • Office of the Deputy Secretary for Libraries: 717-772-3265
  • Bureau of Library Development: 717-772-0044

Send mail:

Office of Commonwealth Libraries
Forum Building
607 South Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600