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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.


Summer REading 2023

Celebrate summer by curling up with some good books! This year, Early Childhood, Lower, and Middle School students will spin the wheels of fortune to discover new books (and new situations in which to read them). Upper School students will be competing for a pizza party in a homeroom reading challenge. Rising sixth graders and rising ninth graders may choose to participate in either or both of the programs for their current or upcoming grade level. Please click below for more information!


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

June 13–July 20
9 a.m.
–3 p.m.

Library Address

5418 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144