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Let's find a book!

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So much more than books.

Welcome to the West Chester Public Library!

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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with Programs for Kids

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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.

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.

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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

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.

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The West Chester Public Library Building
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 staff picks 
 Explore the books we can't put down: 

up next at the library:

Tickets on sale now for this year's Tour, Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10am - 3pm!

Join us for our tour of eight lovely West Chester homes decorated for the holidays in the Northwest and Southwest quadrants of the Borough. Also included on the Tour is the Chester County Art Association, which is offering a 10% discount in its gift shop to Tour ticket holders.


 Proceeds benefit the programs and services of West Chester Public Library.

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Check our Events Calendar for upcoming programs in 2023!

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get started:

For Kids

Storytimes, Play Groups, Princess Parties & More

For Teens

Book Clubs, Gaming, STEAM & STEM

For Adults

Library Cards, Research Resources, Lending & Rentals

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