Field Teen Center

Services and hours are subject to change — please call in advance. Before you visit, please review our new COVID-19 guidelines.

1901 Vine Street, Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open today 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Monday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Thu., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 25 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Sat., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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  • Computers for public use
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Self-service checkout
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 & Higher Education Updates: ACT & SAT, College Openings, Vaccine Mandates | Virtual

Sat, November 6, 2021 12:00 P.M.

We will explore changes in higher educational practices in response to COVID-19. This includes standardized testing, virtual learning versus in person classroom environments, and new policies…

College Fit & Planning Workshop | Virtual

Sat, December 4, 2021 12:00 P.M.

Transitioning high school youth will learn the important factors to consider when selecting the best fit college for their post-secondary needs. These factors include college type, location,…

Scholarship Opportunities for Teens | Virtual

Sat, January 15, 2022 12:00 P.M.

What is a scholarship? How do youth research and successfully apply for scholarships? Students will learn how to utilize effective resources to identify scholarships they qualify for and learn how…

Essay Writing for Teens | Virtual

Sat, February 12, 2022 12:00 P.M.

High school youth will explore best practices to express their personal and educational journeys, as well as engage with essay writing resources to best plan and execute successful scholarship…


The Field Teen Center is a dedicated library space for youth ages 12 to 18. We provide library services to teens including in-person and virtual programs, reference, and research support. Our collection of Young Adult fiction, comics, graphic novels, manga, and non-fiction is open to all for browsing and borrowing.

Field Teen Center librarians support Philadelphia students and educators by offering virtual class visits, including instruction on using Free Library databases for academic research customized to class projects. We encourage educators to email or call us at 215-686-5395 with any questions, suggestions, or to schedule a class visit.

Need something to read? Check out the book lists curated by Field Teen Center librarians. You can also find book talks and other videos on our YouTube channel.

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Age Policy

The Field Teen Center is a space for youth ages 12 to 18 years old. Those outside of this age range are kindly asked to limit their time in the space to 15 minutes of active browsing.

We ask that those who enter this area respect its intended purpose as a safe space for teens. The furniture and seating are for the exclusive use of teenagers.

Please see a member of the Field Teen Center staff for any questions.