Philbrick Hall

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Open today until 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 10/13 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 10/14 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 10/15 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/16 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10/17 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 10/18 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10/19 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday had hour changes – Columbus 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

  • Mon., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 28 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Wed., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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Upcoming Events

Exclusive premiere screening of His Dark Materials

Sat, October 26, 2019 12:00 P.M.

Join us for a special advance screening of the first episode of HBO's His Dark Materials , starring Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, in the Montgomery Auditorium. RSVP for 12 pm RSVP for 2 pm Kids can also make their own alethiometer and everyone is invited to…

Adult Young Adult Community Events Film Screening Movies & Television Fantasy

African American Interest Book Discussion

Mon, November 18, 2019 6:00 P.M.

The African American Interest Book Discussion Group will hold its next meeting on November 18, 2019 in Room 405 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  This will be a book and movie discussion of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. 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.