458 High School Rd.

Montrose, PA 18801

phone: 570-278-1881  fax: 570-278-9336  email:
Please do not request material renewals or address other time-sensitive issues via email
as this method of communication is not checked every day.


Hours of Operation

Due to budget cuts, the Main Library and Historical Society will be closed on Fridays until further notice.


Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.








The Library is located in a recently constructed, state-of-the-art facility just outside of Montrose, the county seat of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.


A large collection of materials is available to the public, including both print and digital books (from the latest best-sellers to baby board books), DVDs and Blu-rays  (both instructional and entertaining), a large collection of magazines and their back issues, CD and digital audiobooks, and music CDs.


Computer access to electronic databases aid patrons to answer questions or research topics, and librarians are always available for help. High-speed Internet access, a scanner, Microsoft Office programs, and tutorials are all available.


The library sponsors a wide variety of programs. Babies can be enrolled in "Babies and Books" and receive a bag of information and gifts, including a free board book. Small children ages two and under enjoy baby laptime and toddler time, while children ages 3-5 enjoy pre-school Story Hour. Summer Learning encourages children to read with games and prizes. 

The Library also features a large community room

that can host community events.

Montrose Library Staff:
Joni Kaiser, Administrator/Librarian
Heather Lord, IT Services

Howard Burkett, IT Assistant

Kris Ely, Administrative Assistant
Christina Hall, Technical Services Librarian
Eleanor Manz, Library & Technical Services Assistant
Karen Braker-Reed, Children's Librarian/Library Assistant

Gina Cherundolo, Public Relations/Library Assistant

  Julia Wright, Library Assistant

Andrea Shoemaker, Library Assistant

Leon Swackhamer, Maintenance

Ricky Gregory, Maintenance

Montrose is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King Day

  • President's Day

  • Good Friday

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Columbus Day

  • Veteran's Day

  • Thanksgiving (we close at 5 p.m. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving)

  • Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Day