Philbrick Hall

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

Closed Today

Sunday, 4/21 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed
Monday, 4/22 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 4/23 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/24 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, 4/25 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 4/26 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed
Saturday, 4/27 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Sunday has hour changes – Easter
  • * Friday has hour changes – staff development 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., Apr. 26 : Closed staff development day
  • Mon., May. 27 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 2 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 14 : Closed Columbus Day
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Upcoming Events

African American Interest Book Discussion

Mon, May 13, 2019 6:00 P.M.

The African American Interest Book Discussion Group will hold its next meeting on May 13, 2019 in Room 405 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. We will discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Light refreshments will be served. 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.