Government Publications Department

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 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

  • Wed., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 3 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 8 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Sun., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 22 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
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The Free Library of Philadelphia is a Federal Depository LibraryThe Government Publications Department (GPD) is the largest depository of Government Printing Office publications in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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 State 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.