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 36,000 physical items. We now offer Hotspots to rent out in one week increments and have access to e-books and e-audiobooks online. 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
Monday & Tuesday: 9AM – 8PM
Wednesday & Thursday: 9AM – 6:30PM
Friday: 9AM – 5PM
Saturday: 9AM – 4PM
Library Board of Trustees
Trustees Meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM.
Priscilla Samuelson, Vice President
Gretchen Sorce, Secretary
Ellen Cannarsa, Treasurer
Erin DeRafelo, Trustee
Paula Duncan, Trustee
Cheryl McCabe, Trustee
Elizabeth Jekot, Member at Large
1 E 1st Avenue, Suite 2
Malvern, PA 19355
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