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.

Due to COVID-19, the Library Company is only open to Library Company Research Fellows who make appointments in advance.

But staff can provide a significant amount of reference assistance by email.

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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