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.
Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Closed Sundays
CAPL is a regional library serving the municipalities of the City of Coatesville, Caln, East Fallowfield, Modena, South Coatesville, and Valley.



It's fundraising time at Coatesville Area Public Library!  We depend on funding from the community to support everything we do!  Here is one of the ways you can support us:


Tote Bag Sale

Going on NOW! Support the CAPL - tote bags $6 each or 2 for $10



Order a book bundle!


While you can't come into the Library and browse, let us browse for you! The Coatesville Area Public Library now offers Book Bundles for kids from preschool to high school. Just fill out the form for pick-up at Book Bundles, and we'll select 6 to 12 books just for you! A bag full of surprises!

If you need a specific book, please continue to place holds via the Catalog at https://catalog.ccls.org/.


Great news! The Fresh2You Mobile Market from the Chester County Food Bank is coming back to Coatesville!

They'll be parked in front of the library from 3 to 5 pm every Thursday.

They ask that everyone wear a mask, and maintain social distancing. 

Guests can purchase pre-packaged produce bundles for $6 each.  Check out the Food Bank website www.chestercountyfoodbank.org/fresh2you to pre-order vegetable bundles or fruit bundles.


COVID-19 UPDATE July 27, 2020

We are allowing a limited number of patrons into the library again, with a few limitations on what they can do once they're inside.  More information can be found here.


Thank you for your understanding.

If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For COVID-19 updates please visit the Chester County Health Department's website


or the State of Pennsylvania Health Department's website



 The Chester County Libraries have created a new blog to keep in touch with the community and pass on information we think you will find useful.  It can be found here:

Stay Connected with Chescolibraries


CAPL:  Where Place and Possibility Meet 


Longwood Gardens Passes are  AVAILABLE AGAIN!

The Gardens has new visiting guidelines, that can be found here:



Hot Spot Rentals! 

 We are sorry, but hot spot rentals are not available right now.


The Fresh2You Mobile Market is back!

It will be parked outside the library every Thursday from 3 to 5 pm.

Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.


   Announcing Chess Club!

Starting again once the library reopens.


Robotic Club   

Starting again once the library reopens.


Story time with Miss Pattie. 

Starting again once the library reopens.


Women’s Yoga.

Starting again once the library reopens.


Tail Waggin Tutors

Starting again once the library reopens. 


CAPL Book Club

Starting again once the library reopens. 


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. 

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