Do we have your email address?

The Delaware County Library System and the Haverford Township Free Library have transitioned to email notifications for reminders about items approaching their due date, overdue items, and the arrival of items that you have ordered from HTFL or another library.

What are the advantages? 

  • $AVING$!  Staff time, postage, paper, toner, and envelopes. 
  • CONVENIENCE!  You receive an email immediately when your library materials are ready for pick up.

Library Services

@ The Library!
Be an enlightened citizen
Create solid businesses
Celebrate diversity/cultural awareness
Connect to the Online World: Public Internet Access
Create readers/literacy
Discover your roots: genealogy/local history
Express creativity: create/ share content
Get facts fast: ready reference
Know your community/civics
Career choices: Job/Career Development
Informed decisions: Health, Wealth, and other Life Choices
Satisfy curiosity: Lifelong Learning
Stimulate imagination: Reading/Viewing/Listening
Succeed in academics: Homework help
The Librarian: Understand how to find/evaluate/use information= Information Fluency
The Library: physical and virtual  
Questions: Contact Library Director Richard Thau at

Meet Our Staff - Fran

A constantly smiling face you’ll see behind the circulation desk belongs to Fran. She has been there for about 20 years (We do let her out for good behavior).

She enjoys working with the public and helping them find just the books they want. She loves seeing the regulars as well as meeting new people.

Her hobbies include reading mysteries, cook books, magazines and newspapers, browsing the internet, politics, and cooking, although she also loves going out to eat.

Fran has a grown daughter.


Who doesn't like free stuff? If you don't, then read no further....but, if you are like most people---"if it's free, it's for me!!"

Summer Splash is loaded with FREE benefits for our adult library users. When you register, you get a free book and bookbag! When you read a book and fill out a slip, you are eligible for one of many free prizes. You are invited to a free brunch, free programs and free movies all summer long.....

So come to the library today and sign up at our free self-serve table!!!!


Your Library

Your Haverford Township library account card entitles you to use the services of any of the 26 Delaware County Library System member public libraries and most libraries in Pennsylvania. If HTFL does not have a particular resource, customers can usually request the item through our Library website or with the assistance of Library staff.

The HTFL Staff and Library Board of Trustees are dedicated to doing everything possible within their power to help meet your educational, informational and entertainment needs. We recognize that our only purpose for being is to help you.

We also recognize that the presence of a library says so much about the quality of life in a community and having a library says a lot about the type of community that leaders want to offer their constituents. So, we are grateful for the support given to the Library by Haverford Township. Likewise, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania also provides pivotal funds and services alongside Delaware County in insuring HTFL library operations current and future. We also are grateful for the support that we get from citizens and organizations in our region.

One precious source of strength for us is the Friends of the Haverford Township Library, a non-profit organization that provides monetary and logistical resources for Library services and development. Do consider joining as fundraising and advocacy are essential undertakings!

But, above all else, our most valuable asset is our customer base -- the residents of Haverford Township and surrounding areas.  Our citizen-customers are our purpose for existing.

Sincerely, it is a privilege and a pleasure to serve you.

Please visit us often in person and online.

For more information, please contact Richard Thau, Library Director at