Guthrie Memorial Library

Hanover’s Public Library Since 1911

Welcome! Guthrie Memorial Library - Hanover's Public Library is a welcoming environment representing education, recreation, and progress, forming a cultural connection that joins people through text, technology, and meeting spaces.

Our vision: To give Hanover area residents access to the information they need in order to live their best lives.

Enjoy three levels of community spaces, technology, and a friendly staff in your community library. Located just three blocks from the center of town on Route 94, we have been welcoming Hanover area families since 1911. We are known for our fun and educational activities for everyone in the family, and our early childhood programs are designed to meet state educational standards. Author visits, a teen library, a special space for kids, and high-speed Internet access can all be yours when you visit Guthrie Memorial Library!

Looking for information about our Pennsylvania Room? Please note that the PA Room houses special collections and rare materials and is only available for limited hours - it is not open the same hours as the rest of the library. You can find the current schedule for the PA Room here.
On-site access to and is still available during all of the library's opening hours at any of the computers in our adult computer lab. access is provided through a generous donation from Monna Hormel.

Available Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Public Computers
  • Tours & Group Visits
  • Printing, Copying, and Scanning
  • After Hours Book Drop
  • Test Proctoring
  • Faxing
  • Room Rental
  • Ongoing Used Book Sale
  • Public Restrooms
  • Study/Quiet Rooms
  • Play, Learn, Grow

Upcoming Events

  • Library Along Lake Marburg
    on February 28, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Join Miss Kelly and Miss Renae from Codorus State Park to learn about a different native animal each week. Stories, games, and craft at the Visitors Center, 2600 Smith Station

  • Hanover’s in Stitches: Knitting and Crocheting Club
    on February 28, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    2ND & 4TH WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 1PM-3PM This group is for all skill levels: beginners to experienced. Lead members will be able to teach anyone looking to learn. Extra

  • Youth Pokémon Club
    on February 28, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Youth Pokémon Club 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. This club is designed for all players from beginner to expert. We are happy to teach anyone that is willing to learn the

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