Philbrick Hall

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5320

Open today until 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

  • Mon., May. 29 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 9 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Sat., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
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Upcoming Events

The African American Interest - Book Discussion Group

Mon, May 8, 2017 6:00 P.M.

The African American Interest - Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss The Mothers by Brit Bennett . Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Lisa Hardy (215-686-5320 | hardyl@freelibrary.org) by May 3rd. Room 108 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  

Adult Discussion and Participation African American Fiction

Lady Jane's Salon

Thu, May 18, 2017 6:30 P.M.

Cost: FREE

Fourth Floor Room 405 Visit the salon and listen to authors reading excerpts of their newest releases, followed by Q&A where you'll get the inside scoop. Bring your friends, and settle in for a night of romance reading fun! STEPHANIE JULIAN Stephanie Julian is a New York…

Adult Author Events Author Events Romance

Philbrick Hall, located on the first floor, is where you can check out items as well as where adults and teens can join the library or deal with fines and other account issues.

The department's collections include current best sellers, DVDs and audiobooks, and the largest fiction collection in the state of Pennsylvania. There are featured sections for fiction by African-American writers; graphic novels, genre fiction including mystery, horror, romance, fantasy, and science fiction, classic fiction, gay/lesbian literature, and books just for teenagers.  A modest sample of fiction written in foreign languages, including Spanish, French, German, Russian, Italian, Chinese and Vietnamese is also available. An extensive video collection spans the silent era through recent box office hits as well as documentary films, instructional videos, opera, and foreign language films.