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WCPL regular hours: Monday - Thursday, 10am - 7pm; Friday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

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Let's find a book!

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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.


415 N. Church Street

West Chester, PA 19380

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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.


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

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Our Executive Director is retiring! An exciting opportunity is now available for a dynamic library professional and leader to join the vibrant West Chester Public Library.

Book Club

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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 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.


Check our Events Calendar for upcoming programs in 2024!

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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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