Science and Wellness

Services and hours are subject to change — please call in advance. Before you visit, please review our new COVID-19 guidelines.

Monday, October 19 – Message from Staff

As the Free Library of Philadelphia expands our services during the pandemic, the Science & Wellness Department has a limited number of research appointments available each week. By completing this application, you will receive an email to schedule a research session with a librarian.

1901 Vine Street, Room 202
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Open today 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Monday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Wed., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
  • Thu., Nov. 26 : Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • Fri., Dec. 25 : Closed Christmas Day
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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.