The Library Company will observe the following holidays in 2017/2018:

Memorial Day – Monday, May 29
Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day – Monday, September 4
Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24
Holiday Closure – December 25, 2017 – January 1, 2018

Contact Information

General Information & Reading Room: (215) 546-3181 or

Print Department: (215) 546-8229 or

Fax: (215) 546-5167


Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19107

We are located on 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.

Philadelphia is easily accessible by plane, train, or automobile. Amtrak service is frequent on the Northeast Corridor line between Washington and Boston. Most major airlines serve Philadelphia International AirportSEPTA commuter trains, various limousine services, and taxis provide quick transportation from the airport to Center City or University City.