Annual Meeting

Join us to celebrate another year of inspiration, innovation, and illumination with the Adams County Library System.  Our annual meeting kicks off with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m.

The Board of Trustees will then hold a short business meeting, including special recognitions and trustee elections.

Please RSVP by calling the library  at 717-334-0163 or emailing

Thursday, April 24
5:30pm – 7:30pm
$20 per person
Sidney Willoughby Run
730 Chambersburg Road
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin?

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

The collection consists of six core data sets:

U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1930, with name indexes for many decades. In total, the collection covers more than 140 million names.

Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books. Titles have been digitized from our own renowned microform collections, as well from the American Antiquarian Society via an exclusive partnership.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI), published by the Allen County Public Library, is recognized as the most comprehensive index of genealogy and local history periodicals. It contains more than 2.3 million records covering titles published around the world since 1800.

Revolutionary War records contains original images of selected Veteran Administration records pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.

Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.

Just a reminder that the Harbaugh~Thomas Library will be closed this Friday, April 4th due to building maintenance.

All other Adams County Libraries will be open regular hours.

Calling all Amateur Bakers!

Download the entry form and instructions here!

Don’t forget about eBooks!

eBooks are available from the Adams County Library System through the 3M Cloud Library.

Visit the Download Portal today to download the app to your device!  Apps are available for iPhone/iPad, Andriod, PC, Nook, Mac and Kindle Fire.

Users are able to check out 10 eBooks at a time and place 10 holds on eBooks.

Happy Reading!

Monday, March 17th

The Adams County Library System is on a 2-hour delay today and will open at 11AM.

AtoZ Maps Online

Did you know that through the library you have access to world, continent, country and state maps of various themes? More than 4,000 royalty-free maps, including political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps are free for you to access through AtoZ Maps Online.  Just use your library card to gain access!

Monday, March 3rd

The Adams County Library System is on a 2-hour delay today and will open at 11AM.

Our New Logo

It’s a modern, courageous design, with abstract shapes that imply open books or open laptops. The six arms of the design work in concert to convey a sense of togetherness, just as our six area branches come together to form the Adams County Library System. And the rich, vibrant colors feel inviting and energetic—a mood that we’d like to set for the future of our library system.

As we move forward together, we invite you to open our doors.
Open your mind.
Discover what’s inside.
Imagination. Innovation. Illumination.

Adams County Library: Inspiration Inside.

Anniversary Weekend – Children’s Day!