Hours, Access, Location


The Library Company is free and open to the public.


Winter Weather Closing Policy:

The Library Company of Philadelphia will close in accordance with all Philadelphia School District snow closings and delays. You may also call the main number at 215-546-3181 for closing information.


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 2016/2017:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 18
George Washington's Birthday - Monday, February 15
Good Friday: March 25
Memorial Day - Monday, May 30
Independence Day - Monday, July 4
Labor Day - Monday, September 5
Columbus Day - Monday, October 10
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25
Holiday Closure: Monday, December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017 (normal hours resume Monday, January 2, 2017)


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.