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  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.