Science and Wellness

The Science and Wellness is temporarily closed.

Thursday, January 28 – Message from Staff

The Science & Wellness Department will begin offering limited one-on-one reference and research appointments with a librarian starting on February 1, 2021.

Appointments will be available between noon and 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

You can request an appointment here.

Wednesday, March 17 – Message from Staff

The contents of Automobile Reference Collection have been transferred to the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Library & Research Center and the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

For reference assistance and inquiries about materials formerly held at the Free Library, call the AACA Library at (717) 534-2082, visit their website, or contact librarian Chris Ritter at critter@aacalibrary.org.  To contact the Simeone Foundation Library, use this online form.

1901 Vine Street, Room 202
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Learn about limited services at the Free Library.

The collection in the Science & Wellness Department (S&W) covers a diverse group of subjects including medical, health, and parenting materials and works on engineering, the sciences, computers, and technology. S&W also offers materials on cooking, pets, gardening, personal finance, and consumer information. The mechanically minded searching for appropriate "how-to" guides can also find assistance in this department.