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OUR LOCATION:

415 N. Church Street

West Chester, PA 19380

PHONE: 

Main: (610) 696-1721

Children's: (610) 696-7985

Fax: (610) 429-1077

EMAIL: 

wcpl@ccls.org

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Note: This form is for non-urgent inquiries only; if you have a same-day need, please call us at (610) 696-1721.

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Hours

hours

WCPL is open for in-person browsing and holds pick-ups. 

LIBRARY HOURS

Open regular hours:

Mondays, 10:00am to 7:00pm

Tuesdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm

Wednesdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm

Thursdays, 10:00am to 7:00pm

Fridays, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturdays, 10:00am to 5:00pm

VISITING US

Check out all the newest books on the main floor – fiction, mystery, sci-fi, biography, non-fiction, and Best Books of ___. 
The Children's Department is on the second floor, featuring lots of picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, graphic novels, and fun things to do while you visit.
Need a library card? Bring current ID and we'll get you set up. 

Parking

parking
at the library

The library is located at 415 N. Church Street (the corner of North Church St. and West Lafayette St.) in a residential area of the Borough of West Chester. Parking options near the library are:

 

NORTH CHURCH ST (two way):

  • Library side (East) – Parking is unrestricted other than no parking Monday 8 – 11 am.  A Handicapped Parking spot is immediately in front of the library.

  • Side opposite the library (West) – Parking is unrestricted other than no parking Tuesday 8 – 11 am. A Loading Zone spot directly across from the library can be used for quick visits to the library to pick up books on hold, etc.

 

WEST LAFAYETTE ST (one way):

  • Library side (South) – No parking

  • Side opposite the library (North)- Parking is available for any two-hour period Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm (other than no parking Monday 8 – 11 am), and all day on the weekends.

 

WEST BIDDLE ST (one block south of W. Lafayette St., one way):

Both sides of the street - Parking is restricted to those with a residential permit 8 am – 5pm but is unrestricted after 5 pm.

 

WEST MARSHALL ST (one block north of Lafayette St, two way):

  • North side of the street - Parking is unrestricted.

  • South side of the street - No parking.

 

NORTH HIGH ST (one block east of Church St., two ways):

West side of the street only (adjacent to the block on which the library is situated) – no restrictions. 

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If you have other reasons to be in the borough or would enjoy a short walk to the library, additional parking options within the Borough are found here.  

meet the team

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Maggie Stanton

Director | mstanton@ccls.org

A warm welcome to our new Executive Director, Maggie Stanton! 

More information coming soon.

Clara Kelly

Clara Kelly

Youth Services Librarian

Clara Kelly has served as the Youth Services Librarian at the West Chester Public Library since 2018, but has been working at the library since 2013. She was promoted to Youth Services Librarian from her previous position as the Teen Program Coordinator. She has a BA in English from West Chester University and an MLS from Clarion University. She enjoys young adult fiction, audiobooks, and a good murder mystery.

Hannah Plattner

Hannah Siegele

Assistant Director & Adult Services Librarian

Hannah Siegele has served as the Assistant Director and Adult Services Librarian at the West Chester Public Library since 2018, but has been working at the library since 2016. Before working at the West Chester Public Library she worked at the Chester County Library for seven years as a circulation assistant and served on the XYZ Committee which focused on programing for ages 18-40. She enjoys audiobooks, fantasy books, and true crime podcasts.

Meghan Dougherty

Meghan Dougherty

Teen Program Coordinator

Meghan Dougherty has served as Teen Program Coordinator at West Chester Public Library since 2023 but has been working at the library since 2021. She was promoted from her previous position as Library Assistant II. Before working at the West Chester Public Library, she worked at the Downingtown Library as a circulation assistant. She has a BA in English with a focus in identity and representation from West Chester University. She enjoys young adult fiction, audiobooks, and Rom Coms.

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