Overbrook Park Library

By Appointment services available - call to schedule

Tuesday, September 1 – Message from Staff

Hello Community Partners,

Overbrook Park Branch Library is OPEN to the public Monday,Wednesday and Friday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. We have limited services available ; browsing, 30 minute computer usage, copying, and scanning to a flashdrive. Please check with us daily as services offered may change. 
Limited/No Contact Hold Pick Up is Monday,Wednesday, and Friday 10am to 1pm. When you receive notification of your "hold" availability, please come to the branch during our business hours and we will assist you. Your hold will await you in our vestibule, already checked out to your library account. Holds placed online may take up to 48 hours to fill.
Our Book Drop is open 24 hours for your convenience. Items placed into the book drop will immediately be quarantined at the end of each business day. You should see them come off your item list after a week.  Please be patient with us. 

All hours of service will post on our Free Library webpage. We are staffed daily to answer questions and take requests via phone. 

*9/1/2020  WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING TO RESTORE PHONE SERVICES. PLEASE CALL 1-833-TALK FLP. 

7422 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151-2995
Haverford Ave. & Woodbine St.
By Appointment Today
Sunday Closed
Monday 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday By Appointment
Wednesday 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday By Appointment
Friday 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Oct. 12 : Closed Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • Wed., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 26 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Fri., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
View all holiday closings

Services By Appointment

Services

Facilities

  • Computers for public use
  • Meeting space (reservation required)
  • Parking lot
  • Photocopier (black/white)
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Public restrooms
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

About

Serving the community of Overbrook Park, this circular-shaped library sponsors a lot of lively programming. In warm weather, you can enjoy the outdoor patio.

History

Most of the land surrounding the Overbrook Park Branch originally belonged to a French farmer and nurseryman named Francis Supinot. The Overbrook Park neighborhood began growing after World War II, with brick rows homes and stores fronting Haverford Avenue.

The building boom continued to the 1950's. Lamberton School, the only public school in the city serving grades K-12, was built around this time. By 1960, the Schuylkill Expressway contributed to the growth of City Line Avenue and the Overbrook Park neighborhood.

Designed by architect Eugene Dichter, the Overbrook Park Branch opened on November 2, 1972. At the dedication, local poet Vincenzo Giallonardo delivered a poem in honor of the branch, which features an outdoor patio with attractive landscaping.

Overbrook Park started the first Teen Friends group in the Free Library. They created the mural in the meeting room and raised money to support branch activities.

The library was renovated in 1998 as part of the "Changing Lives" campaign, which refurbished branches and brought Internet service to every library.