Automobile Reference Collection

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Open today until 5:00 p.m.

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

Upcoming Closures

  • Tue., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
  • Tue., Jan. 1 : Closed New Year's Day
  • Mon., Jan. 21 : Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Mon., Feb. 18 : Closed Presidents' Day
  • Fri., Apr. 19 : Closed Good Friday
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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.

If you have a research query, please send an email to erefarc@freelibrary.org

For ready-reference questions, please contact the Business Resource & Innovation Center at 215-686-5394.