Overbrook Park Library

7422 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151-2995
Haverford Ave. & Woodbine St.
Open today until 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9/24 Closed
Monday, 9/25 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
10:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. *
Tuesday, 9/26 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 9/27 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9/28 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. *
Friday, 9/29 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9/30 Closed
  • * Monday had hour changes – Due to staff shortage. Materials pick up services offered 10 - 10:45 a.m. today.
  • * Thursday has hour changes – due to staff development
Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Oct. 9 : Closed Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • Thu., Oct. 26 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
  • Sat., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 23 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
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  • Computers for public use
  • Parking lot
  • Photocopier (black/white)
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Public restrooms
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

Upcoming Events

Philly Career Launch - Career Exploration Workshop

Wed, September 27, 2023 10:00 A.M.

Explore careers that build on your strengths and interests and get hands-on experience with online resources, such as the Free Library’s database of training opportunities at…

LEAP Paper Helicopters

Wed, September 27, 2023 3:00 P.M.

Paper helicopters are so much fun to watch! These paper helicopters act more like parachutes than helicopters, but their propellers might remind you of maple seed ’copters. Speaking of…

PA CareerLinkĀ® Job Search Assistance

Thu, September 28, 2023 2:00 P.M.

PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance Meet with a Community Workforce Connector from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for one-on-one job search assistance. Get individualized support with…

LEAP Game Day

Fri, September 29, 2023 3:30 P.M.

Join the LEAP team at Overbrook Park for a Friday afternoon of games and gaming -- think Jenga, UNO, Monopoly, chess, Wii Sports, and more!


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.


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.