Support the Library


Volunteers play a significant role at the Union Library by providing valuable assistance to library staff and customers. Our goal is to place volunteers in areas that will provide a meaningful experience for you, while contributing to the library’s service in the most effective way possible.

Whether you are looking for an ongoing volunteer opportunity or are just interested in helping out with a special event, we value your interest in serving our community through library service.

If you believe your skills and interests could be of help to the library, please contact 215-672-1420

Donate Funds

Monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated. The library accepts gifts of all sizes, from individuals or organizations, in support of library services and programs. All donations are tax-deductible.

Please make checks payable to ULCH and mail to 243 S. York Road, Hatboro Pa 19040

Donate Books & More

Donations of new and used books, CDs and DVDs are always appreciated. During library hours, please ask a staff member where it would be best to drop off the donation. If you are dropping books off when the library is closed, please place in the metal shed located at the rear of the parking lot.

Sorry, we cannot accept the following:

  • Music or audiobook cassettes
  • VHS tapes
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks

The library reserves the right to decide if a donated item will be added to the collection, sold, or otherwise disposed of.

We are grateful to the community for their generous book donations.

Book Sales

The Myron G. Thomas Bookshop houses gently used books that are sold daily at our library. The bookshop is open during regular library hours. All proceeds directly benefit the library.

Our outdoor book sales are two of our biggest fundraisers each year. They are family fun-filled events held on library grounds. Thousands of gently used books are available.

  • May Fair and Book Sale (2nd Saturday in May)
  • Fall Bazaar and Book Sale (2nd Saturday in September)

Memorial Donations

Is there someone special in your life you’d like to honor? Memorial donations can be made for the purchase of library materials in honor of friends and relatives. Your donation may honor both living and deceased individuals. Celebrate a significant anniversary or birthday, or just honor someone who is special to you. This is a thoughtful way to remember a special person or occasion while helping to build the library’s collections. The honoree will be recognized with a bookplate placed in the donated item.

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Union Library of Hatborough

The Union Library of Hatborough is the third oldest in Pennsylvania, and the second oldest library to be operating under the original charter. The library was moved from house to house until the present building was built in 1849. The library building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • 243 S York Rd, Hatboro, PA 19040
  • (215) 672-1420

Our Location


Monday – 1 PM to 5 PM
Tuesday – 10 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday – 10 AM to 8 PM
Thursday – 10AM to 8 PM
Friday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday – Closed

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