We Moved! (temporarily)
Moved to Transitional Space During Renovation of Forum Building
The historic Forum Building, which was
built in 1931, will be renovated beginning in September of 2019 and as a
result, the State Library closed to the public on June 1, 2019.
time, the two Bureaus of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries will be
temporarily relocated to buildings within Harrisburg’s Capitol Complex. This
temporary relocation is expected to last approximately two years, or the
duration of the renovation – which is expected to be completed by the fall of
The Office of
Commonwealth Libraries, which includes the Deputy Secretary/Commissioner of
Libraries and staff, will relocate to the Pennsylvania Department
of Education (333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126). The Bureau of
Library Development will also relocate to the Pennsylvania Department of
The Bureau of
State Library, which includes the Main Library, Law/Government Documents, Rare
Book Librarian, and Interlibrary Loan, will relocate to the Keystone Building (400 North St,
Harrisburg, PA 17120).
Library Digitization Department and the Makerspace/STEAM classes will relocate
to the State Museum of Pennsylvania (300
North St, Harrisburg, PA 17120).
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to the Bureau of State Library's new location?
Visit the Keystone Building (North Street, 400 North St, Harrisburg, PA 17120).
If entering from North Street, climb the set of steps into the Atrium and look for the glass walls to your left. The Forster Street entrance of the Keystone Building will be the only door open on Saturdays.
The space will be open to the public on Tues., Wed., Thurs. from 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M., second Saturday of each month from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and metered parking is located on 3rd St. or Forster St.
What materials will be available to the public at the
What if I want something that is still in the Forum
The Forum Building will be an active construction site,
which means significant sections of the building will not be accessible.
However, library staff may be allowed to enter certain areas of the building
from time to time. If you submit a request, the staff will do their best to get
the information or materials you need in a timely manner. Staff will contact
requestors if they have questions or need more information to fulfill the
Request an item
What if I need assistance?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the following numbers: