Washington County Library

Find Washington County Pennsylvania libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.


California Area Public Library 100 Wood Street California PA 15419 724-938-2907


Citizens Library 55 South College Street Washington PA 15301 724-222-2400

Peters Township Public Library 616 East McMurray Road Canonsburg PA 15317 724-941-9430

What is a Library?

A library is any place that stores books, information or reading material. Libraries exist at the national, state and city levels with some being private and others public. Some larger library systems have locations in multiple cities or towns, also known as branches. There are also college and university libraries.

Although a library traditionally contained only books, most libraries nowadays feature digital research databases, newspapers, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. Often, access to the internet is also available through onsite computers. Some libraries still use older forms of media, such as videotapes and microfiche, and others include more advanced options like e-books and blue-rays.