Due to COVID-19, the Library Company is currently closed to visitors.

Remote research appointments are available for Library Company fellows only.

Contact us for information about Rights and Reproduction services, which are currently limited.

While we have limited service, follow us on social media and explore our digital resources and online learning community.

The Library Company follows the policy of the School District of Philadelphia for all weather related closings and delayed openings. Please continue to check our website for current information.


The Library Company will observe the following holidays in 2020/2021:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  – Monday, Jan 20, 2020
President’s Day – Monday, Feb 17, 2020
Memorial Day – Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day – Friday, July 3, 2020 (Observed)
Labor Day – Monday, September 7, 2020
Thanksgiving-  Thursday & Friday – November 25 & 26, 2020
Holiday Closing –  Monday, Dec 21, 2019 – Friday, Jan 1, 2020

Contact Information

General Information & Reading Room: (215) 546-3181 or cking@librarycompany.org

Graphic Arts Department: (215) 546-3181 or printroom@librarycompany.org

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.