The reading rooms are currently welcoming researchers by appointment:

For text materials (first-floor reading room), click here to learn how to make an appointment

For visual materials (second-floor reading room), click here to learn how to make an appointment.

For information about Rights and Reproduction services, follow this link.

Follow us on social media and explore our digital resources and online learning community.

Upcoming Events

september

29sep6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventLibraries & Liberty Seminar : The Writerly Voice with Kelsey Scouten BatesSeminar

october

07oct11:00 am12:00 pmLibrary Company History & Exhibitions TourTOUR

13oct7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: Laboring Lives: Households, Dependence, and Power in Colonial New EnglandFree

18oct6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventBlack on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans IdentityFree

20oct6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventLibraries & Liberty Seminar : The Writerly Voice with Kelsey Scouten BatesSeminar

20oct6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual/ Physical EventJohn Dickinson Symposium: New Perspectives on the American Founding - Keynote AddressFree

21oct8:30 am5:15 pmVirtual/ Physical EventJohn Dickinson Symposium: New Perspectives on the American FoundingFree

21oct5:15 pm6:45 pmJohn Dickinson Symposium: New Perspectives on the American Founding - ReceptionFree

26oct6:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual/ Physical Event"Nothing Thou Loved Be Lost or Die": An 1846 Quilt Made at the Vermont Asylum for the InsaneMember Event

november

04nov11:00 am12:00 pmLibrary Company History & Exhibitions TourTOUR

10nov6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventLibraries & Liberty Seminar : The Writerly Voice with Kelsey Scouten BatesSeminar

15nov12:30 pm1:30 pmVirtual Event"Books Are My Disease" : A Two-Part Series Exploring the Loganian LibraryFree

17nov1:30 pm3:30 pm"Books Are My Disease" Tour at StentonMember Event

17nov7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: The Hated Cage: An American Tragedy in Britain’s Most Terrifying PrisonFree

22nov12:30 pm1:30 pmVirtual Event"Books Are My Disease" : A Two-Part Series Exploring the Loganian LibraryFree

december

01dec1:00 pm2:30 pm"Books Are My Disease" : Open House at the Library CompanyFree

02dec11:00 am12:00 pmLibrary Company History & Exhibitions TourTOUR

05dec5:30 pm9:00 pmVirtual/ Physical Event291st Annual Dinner Featuring Jim Downs

09dec12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual/ Physical EventLive from the Morgan Room: Book Talk with Adam Van Doren on In the Founders' FootstepsMember Event

14dec6:00 pm7:00 pmVirtual/ Physical Event27th Annual Junto: A Collector's Talk and Reception Featuring Clarence Wolf

15dec6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventLibraries & Liberty Seminar : The Writerly Voice with Kelsey Scouten BatesSeminar

15dec7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: Men Is Cheap: Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War AmericaFree

january

19jan7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: "Mr. Kate Cromo": News Correspondent Anne Hampton Brewster in Rome, 1869-1890Free

26jan6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventNewly Unearthed Poem by Phillis Wheatley (Peters) and the Future of the Wheatley CanonFree

february

09feb6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual/ Physical EventMaking Gullah: A Black History Celebration & ConversationFree

16feb7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventFIRESIDE CHAT: Women Healers: Gender, Authority, and Medicine in Early Philadelphia Free

21feb7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventHistorical Happy Hour: Forget-Me-Not(ini): The Unexamined Life of Sarah Mapps DouglassMember Event

24feb12:00 pm1:00 pmVirtual/ Physical EventLive from the Morgan Room: Book Talk with Andrew Diemer on Vigilance: The Life of William Still, Father of the Underground RailroadMember Event

march

09mar6:00 pm6:45 pmThe Families Civil War Collection Review with Dr. Holly PinheiroMember Event

09mar7:00 pm8:30 pmVirtual/ Physical EventThe Families' Civil War: Black Soldiers and the Fight for Racial Justice Free

15mar7:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventHead Into the Stacks: How a Portrait Medallion of King George II Ended Up at the Library CompanyMember Event

23mar6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual/ Physical EventThe Woman Suffrage Movement in the United StatesFree

2022 Holiday Closings

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  – Jan 17, 2022
President’s Day – Feb 21, 2022
Memorial Day – May 30, 2022
Juneteenth – June 20, 2022
Independence Day – July 4, 2022
Labor Day – September 5, 2022
Thanksgiving-  November 24 & 25, 2022
Christmas Day (observed) – December 23, 2022
Winter Break –  December 26, 2022 – January 2, 2023

For more information on these events please call 215-546-3181 or email events@librarycompany.org