The Chester County Library System


The Chester County Library System was organized in 1965 serving Chester County’s 760 Square miles, 15 boroughs, 57 townships, 1 city, 14 school districts and 498,886 residents (2010 census).
It is a federated system made up of 16 member libraries with 18 library facilities.  It is overseen by a 7 member Board of Trustees appointed by the Chester County Commissioners. 
The Chester County Library, a county-owned institution with one branch, serves as the system headquarters and is also designated as the District Center for a state-defined library district congruent with the county borders.
Member Libraries maintain their own governance Boards and receive support from varied sources including, the municipalities in their service area, corporations and the public. Additionally, many have Volunteer opportunities, Friends groups and Foundations/Trusts, please contact your library to learn how you can support them.



To search the library's catalog, find the addresses of branches, their phone numbers and hours of operation, and for other information, go to the Chester County Library System website by clicking or tapping here.



 Services for the Disabled


One of the services provided by the Library System is Mail Order Delivery (MOD). MOD provides a way for Chester County residents, who are experiencing serious vision loss or mobility problems, to receive library materials through the mail free of charge. To get more information about this service, and to find a link to the application form for MOD, click or tap here.




National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

For information about NLS and what they offer, click or tap here.