Overbrook Park Library

Tuesday, January 19 – Message from Staff

Hello Community Partners,

Overbrook Park Branch Library is slated to reopen January 19, 2021. Our hours of IN PERSON SERVICES are Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1:30pm-4:30pm.
HOLD PICK-UP is slated for Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10am to 1pm. When you receive notification of your "hold" availability, please come to the branch and ring the bell. We will service your needs a best as possible. 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. Our phones are still not working, please call 1-833-TALK FLP (825-5357) if needed. 

Thank You 

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

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., Feb. 15 : Closed Presidents' Day
  • Fri., Apr. 2 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 4 : Closed Easter
  • Mon., May. 31 : Closed Memorial Day
View all holiday closings


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


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.