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Lynx eResources

The Library System of Lancaster County has created Lynx, a new eResources landing page for all county-provided resources. You will see the new Lynx logo when accessing resources like Libby and OverDrive or when visiting

All of the state, county, and MTPL resources will still be available from our eResources list here: If you select a LSLC supplied resource, you will see the new Lynx logo when you are prompted to log in.

Where you may be used to seeing the logo for the Library System of Lancaster County, you will now see the Lynx logo on pages and links for eResources.

Library System of Lancaster County logo Lynx logo

Please reach out to us at with any questions!

Have you heard about the Affordable Connectivity Program?

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting, or by calling 877-384-2575.

Limited Services on October 27th

Due to computer system updates, MTPL will have limited services on Thursday, October 27th.

Online and in-person catalog services like placing holds and searching for items will be unavailable until updates are completed. Patrons will be able to check-out items and use public computers and printing. Updates are planned to begin in the morning and services may be unavailable all day.

Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians

LAMP Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Have you heard about the Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians? This service is available for all PA residents who can’t access standard print due to a change in vision, dyslexia, or if holding a book or turning its pages is difficult. LAMP circulates over 1.5 million titles in accessible formats like digital, digital download, Braille, print/Braille, large-print and Audio described DVDs to Pennsylvanians. For more information about who is eligible, visit

Watch this informative video to learn more about LAMP!

Questions? Fill out the LAMP contact form at, call 1-800-222-1754 or email

2022 Fall Book Sale

Our 2022 Fall Book Sale is scheduled for September 13 – 15, 2022


Tuesday, September 12 - 9:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday, September 13 – 9:00am to 8:00pm
Thursday, September 14 – 9:00am to 5:00pm **1/2 PRICE DAY**


Overlook Activities Center, 301 Golf Dr, Lancaster 17601
(Roller Skating Rink)


Books, DVDs, CDs, Puzzles
All books pre-sorted by category

Pricing Structure:

** No individually priced books. This is a change from previous years. **
Hardcover $2 Paperback 50¢
Children’s Hardcover $1 Children’s Paperback 50¢
DVDs $1 CDs 50¢ Books on CD $2 Puzzles $1

Payment Methods:

Cash/Check/Credit Card (minimum Credit Card purchase $3)

Volunteer Opportunities:

Interested in volunteering? Sign up for a slot here!

Item Donations:

Sorry! We cannot accept any book/media donations at the book sale!
Donations can be brought to the Library on Tuesdays and Friday from 9:00am-11:00am

Hoopla Magazines BingePass

As of April 1st, Flipster digital magazines will no longer be available. Patron will now have access to hoopla’s BingePass feature to access digital magazines! Borrowing a Magazines BingePass allows you 7 days of unlimited access to current issues of more than 50 titles.

Visit to create your hoopla account, then add your library card to start browsing!

Local K9 Search & Rescue Teams to Train in Manheim Township on March 3rd

On Thursday, March 3rd, local K9 Search and Rescue Teams will be conducting a joint training in Manheim Township. The training operation will begin at Landis Wood from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, and resume at Overlook Park and Manheim Township Public Library between 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM.

The training will include K9’s from Summit Bloodhounds SAR, First Tracks SAR, and an officer from York County Sheriff’s Office.

Three participating teams of five K9’s will conduct search and rescue training in Landis Woods and Overlook Park. “Training in progress” signs will be posted near trail entrances informing the public about the operation.

Public using either Landis Woods or Overlook Park during these times should allow the K9’s to perform mission unimpeded.

“Search & Rescue training is the best opportunity for K9 teams to work through challenges presented in a deployment and is absolutely essential to the training of SAR dogs,” said Middle Creek K9 Search and Rescue Team member, Jill Robinson. “Training at different locations provide the handler with a fresh perspective on their dog’s abilities and celebrate the dog’s strengths and accomplishments. They also provide guidance in developing training plans and the chance for a K9 team to work real-world, scenario-based search problems.”

MEDIA POST CONTACT: Declan Murphy, Manheim Township Communications Specialist W: 717-569-6406 Ext: 1140

Manheim Township Reinstitutes COVID-19 Mask Requirements in Manheim Township Facilities

On Monday, January 3rd, the Manheim Township Board of Commissioners reinstituted their COVID-19 mask requirements at Township buildings and facilities for residents, visitors, customers, and patrons. Regardless of vaccination status, all persons two years or older must wear a mask inside a Manheim Township facility or building. The policy is effective immediately.

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases during and after the holidays, and several recent cases within our buildings, we ask that you help us minimize the spike by wearing a mask. It is imperative that we support our staff, first responders, and front-facing employees during this recent surge, so that we may continue to serve our community in our respective fields and job responsibilities.

The Manheim Township Board of Commissioners will revisit this policy at the end of January.

All residents are encouraged to get vaccinated and can make an appointment by visiting

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.