Martin Library

Creating Possibilities

YCL Service Update:
Due to construction, computer services, seating, and public restrooms are not available at Martin Library. Please visit our Reopening page and Campaign Page for details.

Construction Update:

Martin Library will be closed to the public for construction from December 20, 2021 through January 3, 2022. We are tentatively set to reopen on January 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM with service provided in the Children's Room. The reopening date may change as circumstances dictate; check back here regularly for the latest updates!

Located at the corner of Market and Queen Streets since 1935, this city landmark has three levels of collection, program, and gathering spaces. Here, you can find the largest collection of books in York County, research expertise, over 70 computers, and learning experiences for all ages. Programs in our Children’s Library meet state standards for early childhood education and support students' individual growth. The Teen Forum provides a space for teens to have fun, explore opportunities, discuss important issues, and construct their futures. Stop by, enjoy the experience, and create new possibilities at Martin Library!

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

  • NEW! York READS! Online
    on December 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    The York Reads! OnLine Book Club is changing it’s format.  York Reads! Online is held on Martin Library’s Facebook page LIVE!  Join a member of Martin Library’s staff the 1st Tuesday of each month @ […]

  • Virtual Poetry Writing Workshop with Carla Christopher Grades 1-5
    on December 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Learn how to write poetry with York’s 4th Poet Laureate Carla Christopher. The award-winning author will share tips for writing and guide participants to explore creative expression through poetry. Geared for […]

  • Virtual Poetry Writing Workshop with Carla Christopher Grades 6-12
    on December 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Learn how to write poetry with York’s 4th Poet Laureate Carla Christopher. The award-winning author will share tips for writing and guide participants to explore creative expression through poetry. Geared for […]


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