Pennsylvania Chester County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Chester County, PA. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Pennsylvania Chester County.

1. Library System ATGLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 413 Valley Avenue, Atglen, PA 19310
Phone Number: (610) 593-6848 Chester 26,897 19,035

2. Central Library ATGLEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 413 Valley Avenue, Atglen, PA 19310
Phone Number: (610) 593-6848 Chester N/A N/A

3. Library System AVON GROVE FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 117 Rosehill Avenue, West Grove, PA 19390
Phone Number: (610) 869-2004 Chester 67,140 44,506

4. Central Library AVON GROVE FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 117 Rosehill Avenue, West Grove, PA 19390
Phone Number: (610) 869-2004 Chester N/A N/A

5. Central Library BAYARD TAYLOR MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 216 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone Number: (610) 444-2702 Chester N/A N/A

6. Library System BAYARD TAYLOR MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 216 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone Number: (610) 444-2702 Chester 138,130 86,535

7. Central Library CHESTER COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341
Phone Number: (610) 280-2600 Chester N/A N/A

8. Library System CHESTER COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341
Phone Number: (610) 280-2600 Chester 1,681,425 511,830

9. Library System CHESTER SPRINGS LIBRARY
Street Address: 1685a Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425
Phone Number: (610) 827-9212 Chester 36,235 13,044

10. Central Library CHESTER SPRINGS LIBRARY
Street Address: 1685a Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425
Phone Number: (610) 827-9212 Chester N/A N/A

11. Central Library COATESVILLE AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 501 E Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320
Phone Number: (610) 384-4115 Chester N/A N/A

12. Library System COATESVILLE AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 501 E Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320
Phone Number: (610) 384-4115 Chester 69,736 23,900

13. Library System DOWNINGTOWN LIBRARY COMPANY
330 East Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
Phone Number: (610) 269-2741 Chester 101,130 40,915

14. Central Library DOWNINGTOWN LIBRARY COMPANY
330 East Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335
Phone Number: (610) 269-2741 Chester N/A N/A

15. Central Library EASTTOWN LIBRARY & INFO CENTER
720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312
Phone Number: (610) 644-0138 Chester N/A N/A

16. Library System EASTTOWN LIBRARY & INFO CENTER
720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA 19312
Phone Number: (610) 644-0138 Chester 190,378 177,296

17. Branch Library HENRIETTA HANKIN BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs, PA 19425
Phone Number: (610) 321-1715 Chester N/A N/A

18. Library System HONEY BROOK COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 687 Compass Road, Honey Brook, PA 19344
Phone Number: (610) 273-3303 Chester 62,400 37,763

19. Central Library HONEY BROOK COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 687 Compass Road, Honey Brook, PA 19344
Phone Number: (610) 273-3303 Chester N/A N/A

20. Central Library MALVERN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1 E First Avenue, Suite 2, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone Number: (610) 644-7259 Chester N/A N/A

21. Library System MALVERN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1 E First Avenue, Suite 2, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone Number: (610) 644-7259 Chester 138,147 59,652

22. Library System OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 48 South Second Street, Oxford, PA 19363
Phone Number: (610) 932-9625 Chester 140,884 68,655

23. Central Library OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 48 South Second Street, Oxford, PA 19363
Phone Number: (610) 932-9625 Chester N/A N/A

24. Branch Library PAOLI LIBRARY
Street Address: 18 Darby Road, Paoli, PA 19301
Phone Number: (610) 296-7996 Chester N/A N/A

25. Central Library PARKESBURG FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 105 West St, Parkesburg, PA 19365
Phone Number: (610) 857-5165 Chester N/A N/A

26. Library System PARKESBURG FREE LIBRARY
Street Address: 105 West St, Parkesburg, PA 19365
Phone Number: (610) 857-5165 Chester 89,800 63,264

27. Library System PHOENIXVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 183 Second Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone Number: (610) 933-3103 Chester 239,433 187,132

28. Central Library PHOENIXVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 183 Second Ave, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone Number: (610) 933-3103 Chester N/A N/A

29. Central Library SPRING CITY FR PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 245 Broad St, Spring City, PA 19475
Phone Number: (610) 948-4130 Chester N/A N/A

30. Library System SPRING CITY FR PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 245 Broad St, Spring City, PA 19475
Phone Number: (610) 948-4130 Chester 33,611 29,084

31. Library System TREDYFFRIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 582 Upper Gulph Rd, Wayne, PA 19087
Phone Number: (610) 688-7092 Chester 471,726 364,156

32. Central Library TREDYFFRIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 582 Upper Gulph Rd, Wayne, PA 19087
Phone Number: (610) 688-7092 Chester N/A N/A

33. Central Library WEST CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 415 North Church St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone Number: (610) 696-1721 Chester N/A N/A

34. Library System WEST CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 415 North Church St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone Number: (610) 696-1721 Chester 79,212 13,800

Overview of Chester County, Pennsylvania

Chester County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population is 433,501.

Chester County was one of the three original counties of Pennsylvania created by William Penn in 1682. It was named for Cheshire England.

It is part of the Delaware Valley area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,968 km² (760 mi²). 1,958 km² (756 mi²) of it is land and 10 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.51% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 433,501 people, 157,905 households, and 113,375 families residing in the county. The population density is 221/km² (573/mi²). There are 163,773 housing units at an average density of 84/km² (217/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 89.21% White, 6.24% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.95% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 3.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 157,905 households out of which 35.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% are married couples living together, 8.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 22.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.15.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.10 males.

Municipalities

The county is divided into municipalities that are either cities, boroughs, or townships. Those called cities and boroughs are generally small in area but have higher population density. However, the post office uses town names and boundaries that usually do not correspond to the municipalities, and usually only even have the same names as the municipalities for the cities and boroughs. The town names used by the post office are generally used by residents to describe where they live. This list of cities and towns includes some of the towns that are not municipalities but are part of one or more townships.

  • Atglen
  • Avondale
  • Birmingham Township
  • Caln Township
  • Charlestown Township
  • Chesterbrook
  • Coatesville
  • Devon-Berwyn
  • Downingtown
  • East Bradford Township
  • East Brandywine Township
  • East Caln Township
  • East Coventry Township
  • East Fallowfield Township
  • East Goshen Township
  • East Marlborough Township
  • East Nantmeal Township
  • East Nottingham Township
  • East Pikeland Township
  • East Vincent Township
  • East Whiteland Township
  • Easttown Township
  • Elk Township
  • Elverson
  • Exton
  • Franklin Township
  • Highland Township
  • Honey Brook Township
  • Honey Brook
  • Kenilworth
  • Kennett Square
  • Kennett Township
  • Lionville-Marchwood
  • London Britain Township
  • London Grove Township
  • Londonderry Township
  • Lower Oxford Township
  • Malvern
  • Modena
  • New Garden Township
  • New London Township
  • Newlin Township
  • North Coventry Township
  • Oxford
  • Paoli
  • Parkesburg
  • Penn Township
  • Pennsbury Township
  • Phoenixville
  • Pocopson Township
  • Sadsbury Township
  • Schuylkill Township
  • South Coatesville
  • South Coventry Township
  • South Pottstown
  • Spring City
  • Thornbury Township
  • Thorndale
  • Toughkenamon
  • Tredyffrin Township
  • Upper Oxford Township
  • Upper Uwchlan Township
  • Uwchlan Township
  • Valley Township
  • Wallace Township
  • Warwick Township
  • West Bradford Township
  • West Brandywine Township
  • West Caln Township
  • West Chester
  • West Fallowfield Township
  • West Goshen Township
  • West Goshen
  • West Grove
  • West Marlborough Township
  • West Nantmeal Township
  • West Nottingham Township
  • West Pikeland Township
  • West Sadsbury Township
  • West Vincent Township
  • West Whiteland Township
  • Westtown Township
  • Willistown Township

Education

Colleges and universities

  • Immaculata University
  • Lincoln University
  • Penn State Great Valley
  • Valley Forge Christian College
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Schools

  • Westtown School