For State Agencies
The State Library of Pennsylvania is the library at the center of Pennsylvania government and serves the information needs of the members of the General Assembly, state employees, and the judiciary. The library offers a wide range of services which include research assistance, access to a variety of online resources and workshops that teach research skills.
The goal of the State Library is to be a repository of the written word of Pennsylvania. The library collects and preserves U.S. and Pennsylvania government documents; laws and regulations; other materials pertaining to Pennsylvania; and books that cover various subjects. Agencies should deposit with the State Library documents produced for the general public.
Services and Resources for State Agencies
The State Library's collections reflect its basic mission to preserve the stories of Pennsylvania and provide assistance to state government.
The collection is particularly strong in the fields of public administration, economics, political science, statistics, education, public services, as well as North American, United States, and Pennsylvania history.
Experienced, professional State Library staff are available to:
- Provide access to U.S. and Pennsylvania legislation, regulations, reports, and publications either in print or on the Internet.
- Perform searches on specific topics.
- Request materials from other libraries via interlibrary loan.
Have a question about our services and collections? We can help! Learn about the various ways to contact and connect with the State Library. Contact the State Library’s Reference Desk at 717-783-5950 (General) or 717-787-3273 (Law/Government Publications) or
Email the State Library using the online Reference Form.