Main Library

Children’s Library



232 West Main Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Library Hours
Monday 2pm to 8pm
Tuesday 10am to 8pm
Wednesday 9am to 2pm
Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday Closed

The Library is closed on major holidays.

Ross Library front picture

Books by Mail

A program managed by Clinton County Library Services, Books by Mail is a free service allowing home bound residents of Clinton County to receive and return books to the library via the postal service. Contact the Joe Bitner, County Librarian at 570 748 3321 for more information.

PA Forward


Helping our residents increase their literacy skills which in turn will create a better trained and skilled workforce and a growing economy, tax base and population.

Helping our residents with knowledge and skills they will use to improve their lives, participate and contribute effectively in the community.

Helping our residents become informed consumers and individuals, small businesses and organizations who will contribute to economic vitality of our communities through innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.

Helping our residents become active citizens able to manage their own and family’s well being and become effective partners with health care providers and therefore live longer, more productive lives.

Helping our residents use online resources and current technology to improve their education, enhance job skills and fully participate in our digital society.

We recognize the many ways our library has helped our families build literacy skills. We know that life in our community would be diminished without these crucial services.

In 2015, the Annie Halenbake Ross Library heard of PA Forward and its branding/pr campaign from the District Center, PaLA, and Office of Commonwealth Libraries. As Executive Director I was asked to speak at the Oct 2015 PaLA Convention in State College about Basic Literacy and our Clinton County Library on Wheels Program.

This is your library, whether you visit the main library in Lock Haven, branch library in Renovo, reading center in Beech Creek or use one of the many day care centers and senior facilities where we visit with the Clinton County Library on Wheels depositing books.  Be sure to come and visit, use the information to enrich your life, enjoy the many programs designed for all ages, and feel free to donate to allow the library to continue to be your home away from home. 

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loans are available for those materials the library does not own. Requests are made at the main circulation desk at Renovo or Ross Libraries. It may take a minimum of 3-6 weeks to get the item if it is available at another library in the state of Pennsylvania. Interlibrary loans CANNOT be renewed so patrons must pick them up as soon as they are called. A fee of $5.00 will be charged for postage should the patron NOT pick up the item.

Meeting Room

Meeting rooms are available for the public to rent. All meeting rooms have elevator accessibility. Application and fee scale download are available here. Return completed application, set up instructions, and proof of insurance to the library to reserve your space.

Edythe Hoy Bossert Gallery

Open to the public and organizations who would like to show their creations or promote a public concept. Exhibits are booked in advance for a complete month. Ask at the main desk for more information on how to place an exhibit for all of Clinton County to view.

Rebecca F. Gross Room (Community Room)

Open to all in Clinton County. Seating available for 125. Can be divided into two separate rooms for smaller groups. Kitchen and stage areas available. Equipment also available. Ask at the main desk for more information on the fee schedule.

Sloan Meeting Room

Located on the 2nd floor old building with seating for 10-15 people.

Gould Youth Room

Located on the 2nd floor off the Children's Library. Available for youth programs. The room is divided into a reading area and a craft area. Seating available for 15-20. Kitchenette and some equipment available. Call 570 748 3484 for more information and to schedule usage. Elevator accessible.

PA Services

Requests for genealogy or PA look-ups are taken at the main circulation desk, by phone 570 748 3321 or e-mail A researcher is available at Ross Library on Wednesdays. There is a fee for information found and mailed.