Social Science and History Department

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5396

Open today 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 5/28 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, 5/29 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Closed
Tuesday, 5/30 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 5/31 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, 6/1 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 6/2 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 6/3 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • * Monday has hour changes – Memorial 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., May. 29 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jun. 8 : Closed staff development day
  • Tue., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 4 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 9 : Closed Columbus Day
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The Social Science and History Department (SSH) is the central collection for research in history, sociology, anthropology, government, law, criminology, and sports. Collection strengths include local Philadelphia history and genealogy, biography, travel, and spectator sports. Our Legal Reference Collection includes popular guides to civil law for the lay person.