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Welcome To Luzerne County Libraries website! We’re glad you’re here.

Thanks to the support of our county government, anyone who resides in Luzerne County has access to a public library! Recent misleading information has given some residents at the western portion of the county the impression that they're going to lose library services. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you live in Luzerne County, you are entitled to a library card. You can get your card at any location of the Luzerne County Library System or we can mail one to you if you fill out an online card application here. Not only will you have access to all the libraries in Luzerne County, you'll also have access to the more than 500 state-aided libraries in Pennsylvania! With the Access PA program, you can register for a library card in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Scranton, and in every corner of the state!

Happy reading, Luzerne County Residents!

Luzerne County Library System Covid Information

The mission of the Luzerne County Libraries is to provide the adults and children of Luzerne County with the information and resources that support lifelong learning and lifelong enjoyment. With that in mind, we’ve redesigned our website to make it easier than ever to access the library materials, programs, and services you want.

Search our online catalog for books, music and movies. Use our round-the-clock reference services and databases for your professional, academic or personal interests. Apply for a library card or check out the upcoming programs (there’s something for everyone). Browse the site and get involved. Sure, our name is on the website, but it’s really all about you.

Luzerne County Libraries
Founded in 1984, the Luzerne County Library System (LCLS) serves the approximately 320,000 residents of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. LCLS is comprised of 10 autonomous libraries:

New DVD Policy

Effective April 2, 2018 - Read about our new DVD policy here.

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To change your OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) Password/PIN:

  • Navigate to the Catalog
  • In the upper right hand corner click on MY ACCOUNT
  • Enter your barcode (the number located on the back of your yellow library card)
  • At the password prompt, enter CHANGEME (no spaces; not case-sensitive)
  • Click LOG IN
  • In your account click on the gray bar labeled CHANGE PIN
  • Enter CHANGEME (no spaces; not case-sensitive) as Current PIN
  • Enter alphanumeric PIN of your choice in the NEW PIN field
  • Enter the same in CONFIRM NEW PIN field
  • Click UPDATE

  • Please note that the library does not keep a record of personal PINs. If you forget your PIN,
    contact the library and it will be reset to CHANGEME. You will then need to start the process


You can get new releases on DVD and older titles on DVD and VHS at your local library.

We have an extensive collection of music on CD and cassette available for you to check out.

Many tools can be found at the library to research and write your reports.