Literature Department

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5402

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 2/18 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 2/19 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday, 2/20 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 2/21 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, 2/22 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 2/23 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 2/24 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday had hour changes – Presidents' Day
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

  • Fri., Mar. 30 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 1 : Closed Easter
  • Wed., Apr. 18 : Closed Professional Development Staff Meeting
  • Mon., May. 28 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Wed., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
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Upcoming Events

Monday Poets | Catherine Staples & Ernest Hilbert

Mon, Mar 5, 6:30 P.M.

Cost: FREE

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Catherine Staples is the author of The Rattling Window and Never a Note Forfeit . Her poems and reviews have…

Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Race

Wed, Mar 14, 6:00 P.M.

Room 108 Shakespeare’s England was a profoundly xenophobic culture, with most people considering the Irish an entirely different race than…

Barbara Gittings: The Birth of a Movement

Mon, Mar 26, 7:00 P.M.

Queer Herstory: Voices of the past, present, and future. In this first part of a two part series, representatives from the Lesbian Herstory…

Lesbian Herstory Archives: Preserving Our Legacy

Tue, Mar 27, 7:00 P.M.

Queer Herstory: Voices of the past, present, and future. In this second part of a two part series, representatives from the Lesbian…

Monday Poets | Olga Dugan & Amy Barone

Mon, Apr 9, 6:30 P.M.

Cost: FREE

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Olga Dugan is a Cave Canem poet and Lindback Professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia. Her…

Shakespeare in the World Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Religion

Wed, Apr 11, 6:00 P.M.

Room 108 The early modern period, and Shakespeare’s plays, are a useful mirror to our contemporary religious turmoil. Then as now, there was…

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The Literature Department contains over 100,000 volumes on literary theory, literary criticism, poetry, drama, essays, biographies of writers, folklore, journalism, dictionaries and language and linguistics. It also has the largest number of works by and about Shakespeare in the State of Pennsylvania.