Shuts Environmental Library

Effective April 22, 2022 and until further notice, the book drop at Shuts Library will be removed and hold requests from the collection will be unavailable.

The Shuts Library remains closed to walk-in traffic due to a staffing shortage.

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Shuts Environmental Library is a public lending library that occupies an 18th century farmhouse beside the Environmental Center in Central Park. The library was established in 1991 to provide resources about the environment to the general public. Educators can also take advantage of the library's comprehensive selection of teacher guides and curriculum materials for grades K-12.
Shuts Environmental Library Interior

Library Contents

This library contains over 4,500 books and videos about nature, wildlife, gardening, Native Americans, health, wilderness survival, and other topics for children and adults. The library also has an impressive collection of field guides for North American plants and animals. All of these books, videos, and guides can be borrowed with a Lancaster County Library Card.

Library Brochure

View the Shuts Environmental Library Brochure for more information on the library.