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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 Databases

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

Our Librarians

Contact Us

Currently, the library is open to GFS students, parents, faculty, staff, and Germantown Monthly Meeting members. Please view the library hours below:

Summer Hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through July 18
9 a.m.-3

CLOSED July 19 - September 3

Library Address

5418 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144