Free Library of Philadelphia

Opened in 1927, the Parkway Central Library contains more than 7 million items and many special collections. The Parkway Central Library also hosts events throughout the year. While you are there, be sure to visit the H.O.M.E Page Cafe for a treat. The Rare Book Department offers tours each day at 11:00 am.


Monday - Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm



Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US

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Historical Images of Philadelphia: Digital Collection
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Children's Literature: Digital Collection
Through March 31
Central Library's 75th Anniversary Collection
Through March 31
Theatre Collection: Digital Collection
Through March 31
Podcast: Elaine Welteroth
Through March 31
Automobile Reference Digital Collection
Through March 31
Maps - Digital Collection
Through March 31
Virtual Baby Storytime with Miss Mary
Through January 25
VIRTUAL: Teen Reading Lounge
Through January 25
Virtual Thursday Crafternoons!
Through January 28
Pastel de Papa with Chef Gaby Melian
January 25
Baking Swaps and Strength Building from Home
January 28
Winter Mail Art Exchange
January 31
Art Book Club online: Picturing Information
February 2
Virtual Program - ENA ensemble presents: A Different Kind of Song
February 6
Collectors' Showcase: Philadelphians Collect Black Writers
February 17
Virtual Program: Edible Alphabet English
February 18 – March 25
The Perfect Crust: Pâte Brisée
February 25