Holmesburg Library

By Appointment services available - call to schedule

7810 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136-3013
Frankford Ave. & Hartel St.
Closed Today
Sunday, 5/15 Closed
Monday, 5/16 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 5/17 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.*
Wednesday, 5/18 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 5/19 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.*
Friday, 5/20 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 5/21 Closed
  • * Tuesday had hour changes – Due to staff shortage.
  • * Thursday had hour changes – Due to staff development.
Sunday Closed
Monday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

Upcoming Closures

  • Mon., May. 30 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Thu., Jun. 16 : Opening at 2:00 PM due to staff development
  • Sun., Jun. 19 : Closed Juneteenth
  • Mon., Jun. 20 : Closed Juneteenth (Observed)
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Services By Appointment

Services

Facilities

  • Book drop box
  • Computers for public use
  • Meeting space (reservation required)
  • Photocopier (black/white)
  • Printing (black/white)
  • Public restrooms
  • Street parking
  • Water fountain
  • Wireless internet access (wi/fi)

Upcoming Events

CareerLink® Job Search Help

Tue, May 24, 2022 12:00 P.M.

Looking for a Job? Need to update your resume? Learn how to apply for jobs online Learn about resources PA CareerLink®  has to offer from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 

Our Names and Their Meanings: Collage Workshop

Wed, May 25, 2022 4:00 P.M.

In this workshop for children of all ages and caregivers, we'll read the One Book, One Philadelphia 2022 children's book, Alma and How She Got Her Name,  and celebrate the stories and…

Teen Board Games

Thu, May 26, 2022 3:00 P.M.

  Join friends at Holmesburg Library as we play a variety of board games and card games. For teens.

CareerLink® Job Search Help

Tue, May 31, 2022 12:00 P.M.

Looking for a Job? Need to update your resume? Learn how to apply for jobs online Learn about resources PA CareerLink®  has to offer from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 

About

Serving the Holmesburg and Mayfair communities.

History

In 1682, Thomas Holme was granted 1,646 acres in Lower Dublin as payment for his service as William Penn's surveyor-general. At one time the village was called Washington, but when some of Thomas Holme's relatives decided to sell some land, they advertised it as being in "Holmesburg."

The branch also serves the Mayfair section, which was developed in the 1920's and took its name from a resident who wanted to form a civic association. He said, "We may fare well if we get behind this community and push so why not call it Mayfair."

The Holmesburg Branch was founded in 1867 as the Holmesburg Reading Room and Library Association, a subscription library. In 1880, it was transferred to the trustees of the Lower Dublin Academy and was referred to as the Thomas Holme Free Library.

In 1899, an agreement between the academy trustees and the Free Library of Philadelphia established the Thomas Holme Branch, which opened in 1900 in the Atheneum, 8000 Frankford Ave. In 1906, the Trustees of the Lower Dublin Academy donated land and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated funds for a new library, which opened on June 26, 1907. The library was renovated in 1998 as part of the "Changing Lives" campaign, which refurbished branches and added Internet service.