Hours, Access, Location


The Library Company is free and open to the public.


Library Hours


Reading room and gallery: 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., weekdays

Print room: by appointment only


The Library Company will observe the following holidays in 2014:

New Year's - Wednesday, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 20

Presidents’ Day - Monday, February 17

Good Friday - Friday, April 18

Memorial Day - Monday, May 26

Independence Day - Friday, July 4

Labor Day - Monday, September 1

Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28

Christmas -Wednesday, December 24 & Thursday, December 25


Contact Information


General Information: (215) 546-3181

Print Room: (215) 546-8229

Fax: (215) 546-5167





Locust Street, between Broad Street and 13th Street in Center City Philadelphia, a few blocks from City Hall and one block east of the Academy of Music. There are several parking lots nearby. (View Map)


SEPTA's bus routes 23, 42, 76, D, and C, its Broad Street subway, the PATCO high-speed line to New Jersey all have stops close by. The Market Street East commuter rail station (with connections to AMTRAK's 30th Street Station and the airport) is four blocks to the north.