Northeast Regional LibraryHistorical Images of Philadelphia Free Library Departments and Branches
Item No: pdcf00358
Title: Northeast Regional Library
Additional Title: Book conveyor at the Northeast Regional Library, ca. mid-1960sHistoric Street Address: 2228 Cottman Avenue
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
The Northeast Regional Library is the first of three major regional libraries intended to provide “central library” service to the principal areas of the city. It is second only to the Parkway Central Library in size, available resources, and number of staff, thereby offering more in-house services than the local neighborhood branches.
This book conveyor sends books down from the loan desk on the upper level, to the work room below.
Located near the intersection of Cottman and Bustleton Avenues, it serves the greater northeast area as a regional library, and the entire city for research.
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.061380
Creator Name: Hubbard, Cortlandt Van Dyke - Photographer