Drinker Collection


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
  • * Monday had hour changes - Presidents' Day


Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Room 256
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Drinker Library is a collection of sacred and secular music for choral performances. This collection makes multiple parts and accompanying music available for over 900 works. For an annual subscription fee of $30 groups may borrow choral music titles for six months at a time. This unique service was established through a gift from Philadelphia music scholar and philanthropist, Henry S. Drinker. Last year over 240 choirs in the U.S. and Canada used this collection.