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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.

Let's find a book!

Story Walk 

in downtown West Chester

Is your family ready for a break from screen time?

Families can read a story together and stroll through downtown West Chester, PA, thanks to a Story Walk presented by the West Chester Public Library and sponsored by the West Chester Business Improvement District.

Click here for details and the map!


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Green Phase hours:
Mondays, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesdays, 11:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesdays, 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursdays, 11:00am to 6:00pm
Fridays, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturdays, 10:00am to 5:00pm


415 N. Church Street

West Chester, PA 19380

Green Phase Instructions:

  • 30-minute time limit for each visitor

  • Enter through the main door (terrace); the Lafayette St door will be exit only

  • Please wear a mask (very young children excepted) for everyone’s safety

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Holiday Door Tour & Appeal


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CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 UPDATE: We are currently open and operating under Green Phase protocols and hours. COVID Details >

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West Chester Public Library

415 N. Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380

Main Desk: (610) 696-1721

Children's Desk: (610) 696-7985

Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays 10:00am—5:00pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00am—6:00pm
Wednesdays 12:00pm—7:00pm

Closed Sundays

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