Overbrook Park Library

Services and hours are subject to change — please call in advance. Before you visit, please review our new COVID-19 guidelines.

Friday, October 30 – Message from Staff

Hello Overbrook Park Branch Patrons,

Out of respect for Philadelphia's Civil Unrest, our branch is closed. We mourn with all of you and look forward to reopening Monday 11/02/2020 at 1:30pm

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 web page. We are staffed daily to answer questions and take requests via phone. 

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

Thank You

Your Friendly Neighborhood Library

7422 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151-2995
Haverford Ave. & Woodbine St.
Open today 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10/25 Closed
Monday, 10/26 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 10/27 Closed
Wednesday, 10/28 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed
Thursday, 10/29 Closed
Friday, 10/30 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10/31 Closed
  • * Wednesday had hour changes – Closed due to civil unrest
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

  • 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
  • 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.