Government Publications Department

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5330

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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 Government Publications Department (GPD) is the largest depository of Government Printing Office publications in the Philadelphia metropolitan area in a public library.

The collection is a major resource for census, economic, and marketing data; political and election information; legislative histories, and statistics. GPD has extensive holdings of publications from the Federal government, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia. GPD houses the early Philadelphia censuses, including indexes to family names. The Department's Tax Information Center assists patrons with federal and state income tax-related books and forms.