Automobile Reference Collection

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
  • * Monday had hour changes - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Contact

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Room 257
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5404

The Automobile Reference Collection, founded in 1948 as the Thomas McKean Collection, is one of the largest libraries of automotive literature in the United States. Books, sales literature, shop manuals, owner's manuals, photographs and magazines are all here. Trucks, carriages and tractors are also represented.