Visiting the Library Company of Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia Louis Lux-Sions and Harry Sions Exhibition Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-4:45 pm.

All visitors are required to register at the front desk. Researchers will be asked to present a photo ID.

Researchers can work in the Library Company’s William H. Scheide Reading Room with an appointment during our business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-4:45 pm. Researchers wishing to work with our graphic collections are requested to contact the Graphic Arts Department to schedule an appointment in its separate reading room which is open Monday through Thursday 9am-4:45pm..

Library Services and Policies

Library Company white woman reference staff and a white woman researcher talk near white women readers looking at large volume and card catalog.

Hours, Access, & Location

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Upcoming Events

How to Search Collections

Card catalog in the William H. Scheide Reading Room.

Rights and Reproductions

Concetta Barbera, Digital Outreach Librarian and Curatorial Assistant, taking a photograph of a book in the Library Company Digitization Department.

Meet Our Staff

From left to right: Raechel Hammer, Chief Development Officer; Katiria Garcia, Accounting Specialist; Nicole H. Scalessa, IT Manager and Digital Humanities Coordinator; Dr. Michael J. Barsanti, Edwin Wolf 2nd Director; and Harriet Young, Chief Financial Officer.

Travel & Local Accommodations

The Library Company is located at 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.

Club Quarters
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hilton Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
(215) 222-0200
(800) 445-8667

Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia-Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
(215) 735-9300
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Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel
1701 Locust Street
(215) 735-6000
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Sheraton University City Philadelphia
36th and Chestnut
(215) 387-8000
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