The Chester County Library & District Center was established in 1962 and moved to its current location in 1980. Largely supported by the County of Chester, the library serves as the District Center as well as the Chester County Library System headquarters. Although we serve primarily West Whiteland and Uwchlan Township residents, our expansive and comprehensive collection of nearly 328,000 items helps to support the other 16 member libraries in the system.


Henrietta Hankin Branch Library

The Henrietta Hankin Branch Library, also supported by the County of Chester, opened in July of 2003 to serve the northern region of Chester County. Our collection of over 93,600 items serves the residents of Upper Uwchlan and West Vincent Townships as well as several other townships in the area.

Both libraries serve as community centers, providing work space, meeting rooms, homework and research help, and a wide variety of educational and cultural programs. Our collections include books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, eBooks, and eAudiobooks for early literacy, education, and the enrichment of our residents.

Chester County Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Chester County Library is to provide informational, educational, and cultural services to the residents of Chester County and member libraries so that they may be lifelong learners.


PA Forward

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The Chester County and Henrietta Hankin Branch Libraries are proud to support the PA Forward initiative. PA Forward is built upon the belief that libraries are uniquely positioned to help citizens improve their command of five types of literacy – basic, information, civic and social, health, and financial – essential to greater success in all vital roles of life: as students, as parents, as employees, as consumers, and as citizens.

How You Can Help

Locations & Hours

Chester County Library & District Center

Henrietta Hankin Branch

Holiday Closings - Both Libraries

This Week’s Hours
Monday — Thursday
  • 9:00 AM — 8:00 PM
  • 9:00 AM — 6:00 PM
  • 9:30 AM — 5:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Phone Number
(610) 344 5600
This Week’s Hours
Monday — Thursday
  • 9:30 AM — 8:00 PM
  • 9:30 AM — 6:00 PM
  • 9:30 AM — 5:00 PM
Phone Number
(610) 344 5604
New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2024
Easter SundayMarch 31, 2024
Memorial DayMay 26 and 27, 2024
JuneteenthJune 19, 2024
Independence DayJuly 4, 2024
Labor DaySeptember 1 and 2, 2024
Staff In Service DayOctober 14, 2024
ThanksgivingNovember 28 and 29, 2024
Christmas EveDecember 24, 2024
Christmas DayDecember 25, 2024
New Year’s EveDecember 31, 2024, close at 6:00 p.m.
New Year’s DayJanuary 1, 2025

We’re hiring! Join our team!

Would you like to work for one of the most exciting and innovative libraries in the area? Now is your opportunity! We are looking for enthusiastic applicants to fill a range of positions, both full and part-time.