Resources

Services and information for Pennsylvania libraries are coordinated by the Bureau of Library Development. The bureau works to strengthen and improve library service across the state. Pennsylvania libraries can get help from library development advisors, who travel widely to work with public, school, academic, special libraries, government officials, libraries and state institution libraries. Librarians, trustees, and others may attend Bureau-sponsored continuing education programs.

The Bureau administers the Access Pennsylvania Database, a union catalog of all types of libraries.

The Bureau of Library Development coordinates the POWER Library.

In addition, the Bureau administers more than $95 million in library subsidies and grants for improved services, technology, public library construction and networking among all types of libraries.

For more information, contact:

Pennsylvania Bureau of Library Development
717-783-5738
ra-libdev@state.pa.us