About Us

The North Central Library District provides support services to 40 state-aided libraries in 45 facilities across an 11 county area in north central Pennsylvania. NCLD is the largest geographic district in the state. It is comprised of 4 federated systems, 2 consolidated systems, and 9 independent libraries. The majority of libraries are small and rural. James V Brown Library, located in Williamsport, Lycoming County, is the District Library Center. The North Central Library District employs one full time District Consultant, one full time Technology Consultant,and one part time Youth Services  Consultant. The North Central Library District is a source of assistance to member libraries and the people they serve. Services include: reference, postage paid interlibrary loan, continuing education opportunities for library boards and staff, ebooks and audios, cataloging assistance, and consultation, and web site services. Advisory services are provided to local library directors, trustees, municipal officials, and the people we serve. Consultation is provided to member libraries in the area of strategic planning, grantwriting, board development, marketing and advocacy. The District serves as the liaison and channel of communication between local libraries and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Map of District with Libraries (PDF)

DAC Bylaws (document)

District Agreement  (document)

Strategic Plan (document)

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