Newspapers and Microfilm Center

Hours

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday had hour changes - Presidents' Day

Contact

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Room 214
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5431

The Newspaper Center has the largest collection of current American newspapers in the Delaware Valley area. Our collection also includes newspapers from major cities around the world and local community papers. Over 400 Philadelphia newspapers are on microfilm dating back to 1720.

Fee-based online access to more than 500 databases is provided by the Database Center. This service also provides fee-based searching of the online full-text access to The Philadelphia Inquirer (1981 to the present) and The Philadelphia Daily News (1978 to the present).