About Us

Friendly, inviting, innovative and exciting. The Glenside Public Library District shares a world of imagination and information with patrons of all ages and cultures.

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Open your world with the Glenside Public Library District. Here you can access thousands of resources to help inspire and enrich your path towards education and discovery.

Our 35,000-square-foot building offers a single floor of resources and entertainment and is equipped with separate Adult, Teen and Children’s spaces, Study & Meeting Rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, public access computers, low-cost copying and free faxing services. Because libraries are for everyone, we offer events and classes for patrons of all ages and interests:

Children: Crafts, movies, STEAM activities, storytimes, concerts and  much more enhance literacy skills and get children excited about the world of learning.

Teens: Crafting, technology camps, contests, video gaming and drawing programs are just a few of the opportunities exclusively available to teens.

Adults: With everything from fitness courses and arts and crafts to genealogy, English as a second language and cooking classes, adults can find materials and activities they’re sure to love here.

Library Cards are available free of charge to residents, business and property owners and educators who live within the boundaries of the Glenside Public Library District.

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What People Are Saying:

Nicest people/staff, cool place for kids to study or play games, good place for me to read and relax!

Steve R.


In the last two days I’ve visited the library and was in need to fax some documents. The staff was wonderful, very friendly and helpful. The place was crowded but they still took the time to acknowledge my presence. The state of the art technology was awesome too. Thank you!

Rita M.


Great staff, friendly and helpful the library has plenty of programs for all age groups it’s a great place to take the kids to on a rainy day, but also has a quiet area for students and elders to do their reading and or computer use.

Cynthia L.


I have been a patron of this library for over 10 years now. There’s such a serene feeling when you walk in here. Its grand ceilings and welcoming staff make me feel at ease. There’s so much to see and explore and always fun, cool events happening. My kids can’t get enough and seek any excuse to visit the library. We love Glenside and appreciate all you guys do…

I give 10 stars! Staff are among the nicest people you’ll ever wish to meet! great library…its very busy here, and for a smaller library, they staff the desks to benefit the patrons with at least 3-5 people per department on a weekend!

William B.


Such a nice place to come with the kiddos. They both love the library and the staff is always helpful. They have so many books, movies, and games.

Areli P.