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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Voyages by Road and Sea
Through August 30
Podcast: Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Justine Simmons
Through April 30
Podcast: Jeanine Basinger
Through April 30
Podcast: Elaine Welteroth
Through April 30
Podcast: Nathaniel Philbrick
Through April 30
Podcast: Ray Didinge and Mark Leibovich
Through April 30
Podcast: Lynsey Addario
Through May 1
Children's Literature: Digital Collection
Through May 16
Theatre Collection: Digital Collection
Through May 23
Central Library's 75th Anniversary Collection
Through May 30
Automobile Reference Digital Collection
Through May 31
Maps - Digital Collection
Through May 31
Historical Images of Philadelphia: Digital Collection
Through September 5
Yoga in the BRIC
April 3
Monday Poets: Nausheen Eusuf & Elizabeth Scanlon
April 6
Gallery Walk With Voyages by Road and Sea Co-curator Alex Ames
April 10
Hands-on History Presents: Uncovering the Real James Bond
April 11
Teen Anime Club
April 13
David Fajgenbaum
April 14