Philbrick Hall

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

Open today 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 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., Sep. 2 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 14 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Mon., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 28 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Wed., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Upcoming Events

Philly Loves Romance | Natasha Washington and William iezzi

Sun, September 8, 2019 2:00 P.M.

Cost: FREE

First Floor Heim Center - Room 131 Natasha Washington lives in Philadelphia, where she writes queer love stories in both YA (as Sonia Belasco) and romance. She has spent much of her professional life working with young people as a mentor, tutor, or therapist. When not writing, she is likely…

Adult Author Events Author Events - Free Series Romance Reimagined Parkway Central

African American Interest Book Discussion

Mon, September 9, 2019 6:00 P.M.

The African American Interest Book Discussion Group will hold its next meeting on September 9, 2019 in Room 405 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  This will be a book and movie discussion of If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin. Please RSVP to librarian Lisa Hardy (215-686-5320) or…

Adult Discussion and Participation African American Book Clubs

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.