The Languages and Learning Center is located within the Education, Philosophy, and Religion Department, 2nd floor, Parkway Central and supports the individual literacy and learning goals of Philadelphia's adults.
Led by a commitment to community engagement, the Languages and Learning Center strives to provide exceptional customer service to adult learners in a welcoming, accessible environment.
The Languages and Learning Center serves as the Free Library of Philadelphia's center for adult education resources, connecting patrons seeking Adult Basic Education (ABE), English Language Learner (ELL), Digital Literacy and World Language instruction to the appropriate services. We offer online GED® and HiSET® courses through the Essential Education platform, run language learning and conversation circles, offer tutoring services and more.
Our collection includes:
- World language non-fiction books, fiction books and audiobooks
- English-language learning books, CDs, and DVDs
- Career test and academic test prep books
- Resume and cover letter books
Adult Basic Education books
- High Interest-Low Reading Level (Hi-Lo) books
- Book Club sets