Automobile Reference Collection

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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

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  • Sat., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 23 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Mon., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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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.