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Welcome to the Friends Free Library!

We are the school library of Germantown Friends School serving both the internal GFS community and our Germantown neighbors. Throughout the year, students, families, community day care centers and school groups visit us for story hours, book selection and library instruction.

Online Research Database

LIbrary Catalog

Browse Our Booklists

Our Library collection consists of approximately 50,000 books, as well as newspapers and magazines, and an active collection of online research databases. Our goal is to encourage a love of reading and to assist individuals with their research needs using both print and internet resources.

Library News


Women's History Month Virtual Book Display

Browse through this virtual book display compiled by Friends Free Library, and stop by the library to check out these titles and more celebrating Women's History Month!

Book Display

Our Librarians

Contact Us

At this time the library is currently open to GFS students, parents, faculty, and staff, as well as Germantown Monthly Meeting members. Please view the library hours below:


GFS Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

GFS Parents and Germantown Monthly Meeting Members: 
Monday-Friday: 3-6 p.m.


Library Address

5418 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144