Lebanon Library Research Help



Search the collection of the Lebanon County Historical Society’s Hauck Research Archives here: http://archives.lchsociety.org/archon/index.php



Search US businesses, healthcare providers, job postings, and residents!



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Ask Here PA is Pennsylvania’s statewide live chat reference service. It’s a free service to all residents of Pennsylvania, offering live chat reference 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.



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There is a wealth of free information available online when you use your Lebanon County library card! From our website,  you can link to a great information source – POWER Library! (Click on the Power Logo to learn more.)

POWER Library has lots of databases that let you search for newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, auto repair info, art and music information, photographs, biographies, author information, business information, books available to borrow throughout Pennsylvania, health information, and a lot more! Check them out in the library or on your own computer at home – we are sure you’ll find something interesting!

What do you need?

1.Your library card barcode number.

2.A computer with Internet access

That’s it! Happy browsing!

Some of the databases included in POWER Library are: AP Images, Auto Repair Reference Center, Consumer Health Complete, BookFLIX, MasterFILE (general interest magazine and journal articles), Newspaper Source Plus (with newspapers like the New York Times), and SIRS Discoverer (for kids).





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The Patriot-News Historical Newspaper Archive

Search people, places, organizations, events, historical topics and more from The Patriot-News. This authoritative source for area information includes birth, marriage and death notices. Content is currently available from 1854-1922 and 1986-current. This resource is provided on a temporary trial basis. Your feedback would be appreciated. Acquisition depends upon community interest and support. Click here for The Patriot-News Historical Newspaper Archive.


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Beginning July 1, 2014, the library will subscribe to the Lebanon Daily News, Harrisburg Patriot-News, and New York Times in print. All other newspapers will be available online.

The library keeps back issues of all print newspapers for one month, with the exception of  The Lebanon Daily News, which is kept for three months.


Obituary Newspaper Information

If you are looking for an obituary older than three months, please contact The Lebanon County Historical Society Library by calling 717-272-1473 or visiting their archives at 924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042 (please note there is a monetary fee involved for non-member research at this facility).

Please call for hours and resource availability before planning a visit to the Historical Society.


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Tax Forms

Forms will be made available as we receive them.

The IRS does not provide the library with as many free forms as in the past. This means that customers will need to make copies or print out forms and instructions. The library’s standard charge for copies and printouts is 30 cents per page.

You can access all forms and instructions using the following links:

Federal Tax Forms  Click to download forms or call 1-800-829-3676

Pennsylvania Tax Forms  Click to download forms or call 1-888-728-2937

Lebanon County Earned Income Tax Form