William H. Scheide Reading Room

The staff provides access to books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, and broadsides. The Library Company’s Graphic Arts Department has a separate reading room for access to prints, photographs, and other visual materials. The Library Company’s manuscripts are on deposit at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The William H. Scheide will be open to all researchers Monday through Friday, from 9AM – 4:45PM.

We have updated our booking process with Google Forms. See further instructions and request your appointment now by selecting from the forms below.

Please make sure to pay close attention to the form instructions. If you have any questions, email reference@librarycompany.org.

Members of the Reading Room staff all have special training and curatorial responsibility for aspects of the collection. For reference assistance, please contact them directly.

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