Philbrick Hall

The Philbrick Hall is temporarily closed.

Philbrick Hall is currenly open for Holds Pickup but not for browsing. A librarian will be happy to run and grab books and DVDs for you if you know what you want. We are open 12-4 Monday - Friday. Call 215-686-5320 with any questions or requests.

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.   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.