Public Library



It all began in 1873 when members of the Society of Friends – for $5 per share of stock – formed the Malvern Library Company. In 1894, the “Public Library and Reading Association” was established by a citizens’ group, and in 1899, the Malvern Public Library was chartered. Since 1912 when the Library moved into the Borough Building, it has been associated with the Borough. It has been in its present location since 1985. In 2003, the Borough Building underwent a major renovation and expansion which added a reading room and children’s porch to the Library’s space.


The Library’s collection now includes over 39,000 items, including print books, periodicals, audio books, videos, DVDs and many databases accessible through the public access computers. Although the location, content and technology have changed over the years, the mission of the Library remains to fulfill the education, recreational and cultural needs of the residents of the greater Malvern area.

Catalog & Library Cards

A catalog of Malvern public library holdings is available through the homepage of the Chester County Library System. A request form for a Chester County Library Card may be printed from that homepage.

Hours Of Operation

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 9 AM – 8 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM – 8 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM

Library Board of Trustees

Trustees Meet on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 PM.

Trustees Include:

Andrea Cardamone, President
Priscilla Samuelson, Vice President
Cheryl McCabe, Secretary
Ellen Cannarsa, Treasurer
Erin DeRafelo, Trustee
Amy Munro, Trustee
Paula Duncan, Trustee
Gretchen Sorce, Trustee

Contact Information

Malvern Public Library
1 E. First Avenue, Suite 2
Malvern, Pa. 19355

Voice: 610–644–7259
Fax: 610–644–5204

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