About

Dauphin County Library System (DCLS) is a District Library Center designated by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries Bureau of Library Development (OCL) to take a leadership role in coordinating library services and promoting the development of quality libraries. DCLS and its participating public libraries form the Capital Area Library District, a service area containing:

  • 3 Counties: Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry
  • 24 Locations (22 libraries or branches and 2 adminstrative¬†offices)
  • 15 Library Boards of Trustees
  • 6 Fully Independent Libraries
  • 1 Consolidated System with 8 library service locations
  • 1 Federated System with 8 library service locations

Please see the directory of libraries for a full list of library locations.

Capital Area Library District Three-Year Plan 2015-17