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West Chester Public Library child and staff member

Welcome to the West Chester Public Library!

So much more than books.

Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, we provide all community members equal access to information, ideas, and knowledge through books, programs, and other resources to support lifelong learning.

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The West Chester Public Library has served the people of West Chester continuously for 150 years! Through a five-year campaign, THE NEXT 150: Stewarding our Future, we are striving to raise $1.5 million to ensure that we can endure, grow, and innovate through the next 150 years.

Join us at our Summer Reading Kickoff on Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at Barclay Park, located at 535 N. High Street!

Learn more about our kickoff and summer events and programs for kids and familes!


We have variety of passes to local and regional attractions, all free to borrow! Many are "print-and-go" so you can decide last-minute to visit  with no need to stop at the library.

Kids visiting a museum


415 N. Church Street

West Chester, PA 19380



Library open for in-person visits:

Mondays, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesdays, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesdays, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Thursdays, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Fridays, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturdays, 10:00am - 5:00pm

The West Chester Public Library Building

Our Wednesday Book Discussion group meets at the library on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-2pm, September through July. Everyone is welcome! Bring a bagged lunch.

Book Club

In April 2024, we bid a fond farewell and best of luck to our longtime Executive Director, Victoria Dow! Our Board President sat down with Victoria to learn about her career and legacy.

Victoria Dow
Colorful Book Spines

 staff picks 
 Explore the books we can't put down: 

up next at the library:

Join us for four categories of 10 questions each. Our Trivia Nights, held every other Friday, are lots of fun, so give it try! Check our Events Calendar (click the View Calendar button below) for dates and registration info. 


You will receive a Zoom invitation in your email by 6:30 pm on the day of. Please note: Participants will need two devices, one to view the trivia questions via Zoom and the second to input your answers in the Kahoot! App, which you can download for free. There is no need to register family members separately if they are playing as a group on the same devices, but if they are answering individually on a separate phone or tablet, they should register separately in order to be scored individually. This event is free of charge, but you can donate the cost of a glass of a Happy Hour beverage via the Donate tab above, right.

Colorful picture; text reads: WCPL's Trivia Night!

Check our Events Calendar for upcoming programs in 2024!

West Chester Public Library book stacks and windows

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Book Clubs, Gaming, STEAM & STEM

For Adults

Library Cards, Research Resources, Lending & Rentals

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