Dauphin County - Library System- East Shore Area Library-Main Library - Harrisburg, PA - Phone: (717) 652-9380
Dauphin County Library System - Branches- Harrisburg Uptown Branch-Hub - Harrisburg, PA - Phone: (717) 232-7286
Dauphin County Library System - HBG Downtn- Branches- Harrisburg Downtown Branch Lib - Harrisburg, PA - Phone: (717) 234-4976
Dauphin County Library System - Kline Village Branch Library- Branches- K - Harrisburg, PA - Phone: (717) 234-3934
Dauphin County Library System - TT Hearing Impaired Only - Harrisburg, PA - Phone: (717) 652-2706
Public libraries exist in most places in Harrisburg and are often considered an essential part of having an educated and literate population and to address the public's information needs generally. Public libraries are generally funded from public sources in Harrisburg. Originally, libraries were started with a donation, an gift or were bequeathed to various, parishes, churches, schools or towns, and these social and institutional libraries form the base of many academic and public library collections of today.
Public libraries primarily focus on popular materials such as popular fiction and movies, as well as educational and nonfiction materials of interest to the general public; computer and internet access are also often offered within the library in Harrisburg.