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Due to pending renovations to the Forum Building, the State Library of Pennsylvania will close on June 1, 2019 and reopen on July 1, 2019 at its temporary Capitol Campus location at the Keystone Building.  We expect to be at this location for the next two (or more) years until...

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<iframe src=” https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-5ZZ9XQ9 ” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> Gale Digital Resources Now Available at More Than 2,600 Libraries Across Pennsylvania HARRISBURG,...

Sue Banks

  Dear Library Friends: Greetings from the Bureau of Library Development (BLD) of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries! The BLD has officially moved to 333 Market Street in Harrisburg and we are enjoying getting to know our friends in all the Offices, Bureaus and Divisions...

Sarah Greene

I’m very excited to announce that Sarah Greene has accepted the position of Director, Bureau of State Library (BSL) with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL).  Sarah will join our leadership team late January 2019. Greene’s Career Sarah is well-qualified for this position....

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Monday, June 11, 2018 Earlier this month, I sent you an email explaining that state law requires the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL)...

skillsoft

Looking to strengthen your technology skills or improve your interpersonal skills? All library staff in Pennsylvania have access to FREE learning through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries’ subscription to Skillsoft.  Skillsoft is all self-paced, online learning so you...

The National Book Festival will be held on September 2 at the Washington Convention Center in DC.  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries will be there!  Plan to  visit! ...

Whether you have received an Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant or not, nearly every library benefits from some type of LSTA-funded services in Pennsylvania.  That’s why the Office of Commonwealth Libraries is asking you and your co-workers from all types (public,...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries welcomes Jonelle Prether Darr  as Executive Assistant! Darr served as Executive Director of the Cumberland County Library System since 1992.  During that time, she worked to expand and improve library services through computer and Internet...

2016 National Book Festival

The State Library of Pennsylvania is proud to be exhibiting again at the Pavilion of States of the National Book Festival on Saturday September 24th! Stop by and say hi if you are attending the event! For more information about the National Book Festival, visit their website at...