Downtown West Chester | Photo by Laura A. Mikowychok

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West Chester


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West Chester Public Library is located at 415 N. Church Street in the borough of West Chester, the county seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania. West Chester’s Borough Council appoints members of the library board, seven of whom – out of the 13 members – must reside in the borough. The borough also assists in maintenance of the library.

polling place

WCPL serves as the polling place for Ward 7 (precinct 860) for the primary and general elections. For more information and to register to vote, visit

local governance

West Chester Borough Council is comprised of seven members elected by district, one from each ward of the borough. Residents also elect a Mayor. For more information about the borough, including services and the boards and commissions, visit

preserve & grow

Several organizations promote the cultural vitality and business interests of West Chester, including:

Local news sources include but are not limited to:

service & support
Residents of West Chester Borough can find humanitarian service organizations around every corner, serving vulnerable populations while strengthening the fabric of our community.


Explore ReferWeb, the Chester County Community Resource Directory >

arts & culture

Cultural organizations in the borough include:

a place of learning

Public school students who reside in the borough are served by the West Chester Area School District. Our town is also home to West Chester University, the largest of the 14 state universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, which is located in the borough as well as in two adjacent townships, West Goshen and East Bradford.

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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 - Thursdays 10:00am—7:00pm

Fridays - Saturdays 10:00am—5:00pm
Closed Sundays

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