501 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville PA 19320 Phone:  610-384-4115  Fax: 610-384-7551  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CAPL is a regional library serving the municipalities of the City of Coatesville, Caln, East Fallowfield, Modena, South Coatesville, Valley, West Brandywine and West Caln.

Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm   Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm   

Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm   Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm   Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm    Sunday CLOSED


CAPL:  Where Place and Possibility Meet 

Please donate to our 2019 Annual Fund Drive!


Our Library will be closed 

December 24 and 25 for Christmas, December 31 and January 1st for the New Year 

The Coatesville Area Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic, friendly, and conscientious individual to serve as Youth Services Library Assistant.

If interested contact Penny Williams at 610-384-4115 - Job Description Page1  Page2


Use your library card to check out free passes to Longwood Gardens. 

Ask at our Circulation Desk for more information.


Libraries celebrate National Family History Month               

A great opportunity to celebrate families is at the library! A variety of genealogy-related resources are available at your library including books, magazines, databases (including Ancestry.com at your Library, and HeritageQuest in libraries and at home with your library card), historical newspapers, and occasional programs.  Many of the Chester County Libraries have a local history collection which can provide insights into what the area and life was like in Chester County in times past.  


   NEW!!!!  Tween Book Collection Check out our special display of books selected especially for Tween Readers.  tween is a young person between the ages of 9 and 12. A tween is no longer a little child, but not quite a teenager. 

Tween books deserve a special spot of their own, not mixed in with children’s or young adult books.  Tween Readers, ENJOY!  If you have a suggestion for a Tween book, please let us know.


YMCA Monitoring your blood pressure, Tuesday, November 26, December 3, 10 and 17 at 10:30 – 11:30 am


  English as a Second Language (ESL) Class every Monday 6:00 to 7:30 pm starting September 9th.  Targeting four language domains of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening initially targeting the beginning level of English language proficiency.

Computer Training.  Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel,  Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  Saturday, December 14, session 1: 10:30 - 11:30 am and session 2: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.  Saturday session 2 is a repeat of the content in session 1.

Thank you Rotary Club of Coatesville for funding this training.

  Robotic Club.   Monday, December 16 at 6:00 pm.

Tweens and Teens in the Library.  

Wednesday's 3:00 -5:00 pm



Story time with Miss Pattie. Every Wednesday and Friday at  10:30 am.  Preschool children are invited to join in the fun.


Women’s Yoga. Every Monday and Thursday – 6:00 pm. Please join us, no registration is required.


December 21, Saturday - 10:30 am PAWS for Reading – Read to Moose, a  certified therapy dog.  This session is dedicated to children with special needs.  If you come and read 5 times you can earn a free Paws T-shirt.  


December 9, Monday - 12:00 noon. CAPL Book Club. 


Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?  The Coatesville Area Public Library is looking for additional individuals to instruct patrons one-on-one in the basics of using computers and the Internet. 

Fluency in the use of computers, laptops, smartphones, standard office productivity software, e-mail, the Web, and social networking tools is required, as are strong communication and interpersonal skills, friendliness, patience, and approachability. If interested, or for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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