Coyle Free Library

coylefutureLocated in downtown Chambersburg, the Coyle Free Library has been a part of the Chambersburg community since 1891 as it was started by a group of ladies called the Afternoon Club, a group that still exists today. Currently in its third location, the former post office, we provide 20 public computers, a large collection of books (approximately 70,000), a wide variety of movies, free wifi, and a staff willing to help you find what you need. We are the resource center for the public libraries in Franklin and Fulton counties; therefore, we have more hours and a larger collection.

campaignlogoWe are growing and changing.  The Coyle Free Library has moved to a temporary home on the corner of 2nd St and Broad St (the old Jennings showroom) so we can move forward on the renovation and expansion of the Coyle Free Library building.  Please visit Coyle Free Library’s Page to find out more about the capital campaign.


Hours & Holidays


Monday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Thursday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm

For information on when the library is closed, please check out our facebook page.

The library is closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Holiday (Jan. 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Holiday (Dec. 24-25).


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Chambersburg PA 17201
Director: Denice Bigham

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POWER Library

Check out what online resources are available to you through POWER Library.


  • AP ImagesPowerLibrary_logo
  • Auto Repair Center
  • Bookflix
  • Business Source Main Edition
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Cybersmarts
  • Newspaper Source
  • SIRS Discoverer

and various resources for school projects.

Click Here to go to POWER (You will need your library card barcode number)


Join CoyleFriends!
CoyleFriends is a non-profit organization that supports Coyle Free Library by raising money and by volunteering. Since our beginning in 1994, we have contributed more than $41,000 to Coyle, purchasing, among other things, carpet for the fiction room and children’s area, a new front desk and collections display case. Of course, we’ve also contributed thousands for books, videos, CD’s and audio books.

Our meetings are held at Coyle on the third Monday of each month at 1:30p.m., and all members are welcome to join us.

We’d love to have you join us! Just scroll down to print and fill out the application and send it in!

I want to join CoyleFriends!

The membership year extends from January to January

Name: _________________________________

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City: ________________________ State: ________  Zip: __________________

(__) $15 Family

(__) $5 Senior Citizen

(__) $10 Individual

(__) $25 Patron

(__) $100 Benefactor

Please send this form with payment to CoyleFriends, 102 North Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Make checks payable to CoyleFriends

CoyleFriends, 102 North Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Afternoon Club

Organized 1893, Federated 1897

Since forming a public library in 1893, the Chambersburg Afternoon Club has been in service and support of the Coyle Free Library in Chambersburg Pennsylvania. The Afternoon Club is more than a social club. In its support of the Coyle Free Library, it is the oldest service club in Chambersburg.

Thank you for visiting the Afternoon Club web page.  Make sure you visit the charter member and history links while you are here.  If you have any comments or suggestions please let us know.

In Memoriam

Peggy Glenn   Louise May   Molly Messner

Louise Neurnberger   Mary Lou Richards

Charter Members, 1891-92

Constitution & By-laws


Officers & Committees

Past Presidents

Program Schedule


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