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The Dauphin County Library System’s Administrative Offices are located in the lower level of the McCormick Riverfront Library at 101 Walnut Street, on the corner of Front Street.



McCormick Riverfront Library


101 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: (717) 234-4976
Administrative Offices:
(717) 234-4961
Fax: (717) 614-8400

Hours Of Operation

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Jose Colon



From Interstate I-83:

Exit 43 (Second Street). Follow Second Street to Walnut Street. Walnut is the first street past the Harrisburg Hilton. The library is on the left.

From PA Turnpike:

Exit 247 (Harrisburg East). Interstate 283 to Interstate 83 south.

From Interstate 81:

Exit 66 (Front Street). South on Front Street, past the Library and Pedestrian Bridge to Market Street. Left onto Market and left onto Second Street. Follow Second Street to Walnut Street. Walnut is the first street past the Harrisburg Hilton. The library is on the left.


Handicapped Access

Accessible parking space and entry available at rear of building. Accessible main entrance at street level on Walnut Street. Downtown Harrisburg sidewalk curbs are cut to accommodate wheelchairs, audible signals accompany pedestrian crossing signals at traffic lights.



Five Ways to Park when visiting McCormick-Riverfront! 

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1. Street parking downtown is free after 5pm, Monday through Saturday.

2. Several green and white ‘Free 15-minute’ parking signs indicate spots located along North 2nd Street (starting at Walnut) for quick (drop-off/pickup) library visits.

For longer visits: Plentiful, prepaid parking spots are located throughout the Central Business District closer to the library: Visitors can use automated parking kiosks on the street to pay by quarters or credit card, via smartphone app, or pay by telephone. Both street parking and garages run specials for area visitors. Some options:

3. Prepaid: Quarters or credit card at the kiosk/meter: Street parking spots using quarters or credit card are available as close as one block away from The Library, on North 2nd Street at Walnut Street. 

4. Prepaid: Pay by phone app: The City of Harrisburg offers great street parking discounts through their Parkmobile app! (Enter Code LUVHBG for 4 hours of free parking Saturdays, or Enter Code AFTER5 for discounted parking, 5:00-7:00pm weekdays).

5. Prepaid: Pay by telephone: Visitors can also prepay for spots by phone: To register and/or start or extend Parkmobile parking sessions call: 877-727-5281 (877-PARK-281). 

6. Garage parking (cash or credit card): The River Street Parking Garage (218 North 2nd Street near Locust Street) offers a $3.00 Brunch special, 11:30am-1:30pm weekdays. Pay when you are ready to exit the garage. There is a PSECU ATM onsite at the garage.




Bike parking is plentiful using bike lock stands right outside The Library’s main entrance.