Martin Library to Close Temporarily for Renovation

By York County Libraries December 16, 2021

The Martin Library in York will be temporarily closed to the public from December 20, 2021 through January 3, 2022 for construction and renovation.  During that time, members can continue to drop off library materials in the outdoor book drops but will not be able to enter the building.

Demolition work will start on Martin Library’s main floor in preparation for a complete redesign of the library’s circulation desk, atrium and Quiet Reading Room. According to Martin Library Director Mina Edmondson, these changes will create additional space for the community to gather and feature a centrally located member services desk.

Residents needing library services during Martin Library’s closure are encouraged to visit any of the 12 other York County Libraries. For convenience, Edmondson suggests that members place holds on the library materials through the online catalog and select another YCL location for pickup over the next several weeks. The catalog, digital resources, library locations, and operating hours are all available at  

“In addition to the demolition that will be happening in the front part of our building during the closure, there will be lots of activity in the back,” says Edmondson.  “Our staff will be moving over 43,000 books into place in the transformed Children’s Room and will be setting up a temporary member services space.”

The library will reopen to the public on January 4, 2022 for limited browsing of children’s materials only and holds pickup.  At that time library members should enter the library via the Children’s Room entrance on Queen Street. “Since the ability to personally browse collections will be ever-changing as construction progresses, placing holds will continue to be key,” says Edmondson. 

For more information, contact Mina Edmondson at

Martin Library is a branch of York County Libraries.  It is located at 159 E. Market Street in the city of York and has been transforming lives and building communities since 1935.