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West Chester Public Library Entrance



Interested in volunteering at WCPL? Terrific! We have a number of library tasks that we always need help completing:

  • Shelving returned or new books and materials

  • Assisting at the main desk

  • Assisting with children’s and teen programs

  • Assisting on the Lower Level


All adults 18 and older will need criminal and child abuse background checks per PA law. Those are free to volunteers and are available from PA State Police (click on their Volunteers Only box) and PA Child Welfare Portal. Prospective volunteers who have lived outside of Pennsylvania in the past ten years will be required to submit an FBI fingerprint based federal criminal history.


Please review the information on
Certification requirements for volunteers here (PDF) 
as well as our WCPL Volunteers policy below:

Volunteers Policy (PDF)

Last Updated May 2021


Thank you for your interest in working with us!

Find Job opportunities with the Chester County Library System libraries here >


Please fill out our Volunteer form here:

Volunteer Application (PDF)

and either drop it off at the library, or scan and email it to with Volunteer Application in the subject line.

Thank you for helping your local library!

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