WCPL is CLOSED until further notice per state and county orders.
WCPL is the polling place for WC Ward 7 (Precinct 860) on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Only those voting in person in this precinct will be allowed into the building. NO library services (check-out, browsing) are allowed that day by Commonwealth order.

No fines will accrue on library materials. PLEASE KEEP ALL LIBRARY MATERIALS AT HOME!

For COVID-19 updates please visit the Chester County Health Department's website (click on badge below), or the PA Dept. of Health website.

More about our regular programs available here.

Exam Proctoring information
Meeting Room policy & reservation information


Mon-Wed9:30am to 8:00pm

Thurs-Sat9:30am to 5:00pm

415 N. Church Street
West Chester, PA 19380


Welcome to the West Chester Public Library

West Chester Public Library (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a destination for connection, collaboration and enrichment through knowledge and community engagement.

WCPL is CLOSED until further notice per state and county orders. 

Resources to keep you informed and occupied:

WCPL Facebook page – regular updates, live story times weekly

WCPL Youth Services Facebook page – updates, links to story times and fun activities

WCPL YouTube Channel – story time videos by Miss Treena, STEM activities videos with Miss Meg, and more.

Stay Connected With ChescoLibraries – blog with information and links to useful resources. 

E-resources available 24/7 – includes information about Libby (e-book & e-audiobook app)

Help with OverDrive & Libby – includes troubleshooting help by device

Library card help; get a temporary library card

Coping with stress for a COVID-19 world

Activities for Kids – Coping with quarantine and stay-at-home

3rd Wednesday Book Discussion – happening virtually via Zoom. If you’d like to join in the discussion please email to get the Zoom link.  

Chester County Department of Human Services – countywide resources available to assist you during the COVID-19 crisis.


Chester County COVID-19 Information

Thank you for Your Support on #GivingTuesdayNow!

Thank you for your outstanding response to our online fundraising effort on #GivingTuesdayNow. Generous donors helped us meet and surpass our fundraising goal for the day.  Your urgently needed gifts will make a real difference in this challenging time.

“The Reading Room” by John Suplee -Prints on sale

Thanks to the generosity of acclaimed West Chester artist John Suplee, we are pleased to offer for sale signed and numbered 24″ by 18″ prints of the “The Reading Room,” depicting West Chester Public Library’s beloved and historic main floor. Created and donated by the artist to support our 2018 Building Our Future Annual Appeal, the original painting was awarded to the winner of a drawing for major donors to the campaign. The first 50 prints sold will come with a coupon for 15% off framing at Visual Expansion Gallery, 132 N. High St., West Chester. Click here to purchase.

Find out about upcoming programs:

Click here to see a calendar of all events at the West Chester Public Library.  From the calendar, click on the link for the program you are interested in for details and registration (if required).

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The West Chester Public Library is located at:

415 N. Church Street

West Chester, PA 19380

Director: Victoria Dow