North Central Library District
Connecting the power of libraries.
A service of the James V. Brown Library
19 East Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 326-0536
Fax: (570) 323-6938
For our District Members
District Advisory Council Meetings
Date To Be Determined
James V Brown Library, Lowry Room
The State of Pennsylvania is divided by Commonwealth Libraries into 29 geographic regions called districts. Within each district, the State Librarian designates one strong library as the District Center. The James V Brown Library is the District Center for the North Central Library District. James V Brown Library provides support services to 40 state-aided libraries in 45 facilities across an 11 county area in north central Pennsylvania. The North Central Library District is the largest geographic district in the state. It is comprised of 4 federated systems, 2 consolidated systems, and 9 independent libraries. For the North Central Library District, James V Brown Library employs 1 full time District Consultant, 1 full time Technology Consultant, and 1 part-time Youth Services Consultant. Other James V Brown Library staff work to provide interlibrary loan, an ebooks and audios platform and other services for district member libraries. We serve as the liaison and channel of communication between local libraries and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.