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 Directors 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.
System member libraries maintain their own Boards of Trustees and in many cases receive direct funding from the municipalities in their service area.
The Executive Director is Joseph L. Sherwood.
Library Directory and Contact Information
Map of Chester County Library System Libraries
CCLS Strategic Plan 2009-2013
Board of Trustees of the Chester County Library System
Kathleen M. Pearse
James B. Norton III
Christopher M. Fiorentino
Members at Large
Last Modified: 3/7/13