501 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville PA 19320
Phone:  610-384-4115  Fax: 610-384-7551

Monday 9:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 9:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Browsing OK 
Curbside pickup available whenever we're open
Closed Sundays
CAPL is a regional library serving the municipalities of the City of Coatesville, Caln, East Fallowfield, South Coatesville, Valley, and West Bradford.


Read the WHYY feature article about us:

More than books: How Chester County’s libraries pivoted to become a pandemic ‘lifeline’


Book Bundles are now available for youth, tweens/teens, and adults!

Let us browse for you! The Coatesville Area Public Library now offers Book Bundles for youth, tweens/teens, and adults. 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/.


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 


We have CASH Yearbooks for sale, for many years from 1972 - 1994!  Click here for more information!


Longwood Gardens Passes are  AVAILABLE AGAIN!

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



Hot Spot Rentals!

 Hot Spots are again available to rent


Story time with Miss Pattie and Miss Shannon.

Every Friday, 10:30 - 11:30!


CAPL Book Club

December's selection is The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré.  We will be discussing the book on Monday, December 13th in our meeting room.  

Sign up by clicking on this link: https://ccls.libcal.com/event/8232491


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.