Welcome to the Haverford Township Free Library
HTFL has been the official public library of Haverford Township since 1934. While the library’s primary focus is to serve the township’s residents, HTFL’s resources are available to all who access the library. Pennsylvania residents with a valid PA library card are able to borrow any of HTFL’s circulating materials. The library is rich with print, non-print and virtual resources. Our friendly and professional staff is dedicated to providing stellar customer service and informational resources to all people.
The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL), a non-profit association, is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Four of the Trustees are appointed by the Township of Haverford Commissioners and three are elected by the Haverford Township Free Library Association. Board members serve for a term of three years.
Any township resident 18 years old or older with a library card may choose to become a member of the Association. Association members meet once a year on the 3rd Wednesday of May at 7PM to hear annual reports, vote on changes to the library’s constitution or by-laws, if any, elect members to the Board of Trustees when terms are up, and elect officers. It is also a time for Association members to meet and greet, ask questions, make comments, etc.
HTFL is one of 28 libraries in the Delaware County Library System (DCLS). DCLS is a loosely federated system; each library has its own Board and maintains its own budget. HTFL is a vital and active leader within the library community. As members of DCLS, the 28 libraries are able to provide services and resources that would otherwise be beyond our individual budgets.
All Libraries in Pennsylvania fall under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and must follow the laws and regulations of the Library Code as developed by that department in conjunction with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
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