Philbrick Hall

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

Open today until 5:00 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

  • Fri., Apr. 14 : Closed Good Friday
  • Sun., Apr. 16 : Closed Easter
  • Mon., May. 29 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
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Upcoming Events

Free Library of Philadelphia Teen Comic-Con 2017

Sat, March 25, 2017 10:00 A.M.

On March 25th, the Parkway Central Library is hosting its 3rd annual comics and gaming convention for Philadelphia teens! It is a day of art displays, discussion panels, card tournaments, cosplay, and community-building at the Central Library! It will feature teen artists, professional…

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Senior Community Events Art Children Comics & Graphic Novels Family Fiction Games and Gaming Literature Performing Arts Teens Board Games and Role-Playing Video Games Get HYPE Philly Social Justice arts & crafts

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.