The Free Library of Philadelphia's grand Beaux‑Arts building on the Parkway is the perfect location for your next special event or business meeting.

Main Lobby – 1<sup>st</sup> Floor
Main Lobby – 1st Floor

Photo by Douglas Benedict Photography, LLC

Exterior of Parkway Central Library

Photo by Douglas Benedict Photography, LLC

Every day this historic building serves as a wondrous place for ambitious minds to explore and is an equally wondrous place to gather or celebrate.

Flexible spaces throughout the building offer many options for businesses and organizations, and the spectacular city skyline view provides a stunning backdrop for weddings and special occasions.

Skyline Room at Parkway Central Library
Skyline Room – 4th Floor

Event Spaces

The Free Library has multiple event spaces perfect for business meetings, weddings, networking receptions, and more.

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Learn more about holding your event at the Parkway Central Library, an active public space owned by the City of Philadelphia.

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The Free Library of Philadelphia's spaces are primarily used for library organized events. When available, we are pleased to offer private rentable space. Rental fees directly support the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rentals are made available regardless of the beliefs or affiliation of individuals or groups requesting use of the rooms. Permission to rent at the Free Library does not in any way constitute or imply endorsement of the users' policies, beliefs, or programs by the Free Library, library staff, Foundation, Board of Trustees and Directors, or the City of Philadelphia.