Philadelphia, PA Libraries & Archives

( 80 Reviews )
Wagner Free Institute of Science Logo

Wagner Free Institute of Science

Museum, Educational Institution, Historical Landmark

1700 W Montgomery Ave Philadelphia, PA 19121
Thisis Aname

The best kind of museum: the kind created by one incredibly weird guy

( 41 Reviews )
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Frankford Library

Public Library

4634 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19124
Poppopdeath Ppd

The library is under construction and remodeling at the moment

( 69 Reviews )
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American Swedish Historical Museum

Heritage Museum, Tourist Attraction, Museum

1900 Pattison Ave Philadelphia, PA 19145

I came here for the Midsommer festival and it was nice. The admission is normally $15 (which is too high). I paid $5 because of the festival and it was worth that. Its a ... more

( 56 Reviews )
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Richmond Library

Public Library

2987 Almond St Philadelphia, PA 19134
Maryann Rakowski

Closed again on Friday at 1. Happened 2x before. What's going on???? It's exhausting after going there carrying books and doors closed with Closed sign up!!

( 79 Reviews )
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Van Pelt Library

University Library, Library

3420 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104
Piper Morgan

Incredibly rude and hostile security personnels from Allied Universal to students and visitors. Reflects very poorly on the institution.

( 71 Reviews )
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Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Public Library

68 W Chelten Ave Philadelphia, PA 19144
Ethel E. Conaway

My library of choice

( 92 Reviews )
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Science History Institute

Research Institute, Tourist Attraction, Research Institute

315 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19106
Allen Lin

A great, free museum for everyone, and especially those interested in science. Its location in Old City makes it convenient to check out if you're already in the area and ... more

( 33 Reviews )
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Independence Library

Public Library

18 S 7th St Philadelphia, PA 19106
Victor Koudriavtsev


( 3 Reviews )
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Bruce Murray Collection

Art Dealer, Sports Memorabilia Store, Film And Photograph Library

236 S 22nd St UNIT 2R Philadelphia, PA 19103
Amy Denlinger

The Bruce Murray collection is truly amazing and one-of-a-kind. I have several of the baseball pictures and as an old time baseball fan, each captures the unique era of A ... more

( 63 Reviews )
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American Philosophical Society

Non-Profit Organization, Library, Museum

104 S 5th St Philadelphia, PA 19106
Charlie Jacobs

I enjoyed my visit and discussion with Andrew. He was very knowledgeable and friendly.

( 31 Reviews )
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Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library

Public Library

1935 W Shunk St Philadelphia, PA 19145
Dennis Bohner

Great staff great library. It's a shame we have a mayer that does not care about the library system. Still the same. Maybe using the soda tax to better the library

( 11 Reviews )
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Historical Society, Genealogist, History Museum

1300 Locust St Philadelphia, PA 19107
Robert Green

Very helpful staff.

( 24 Reviews )
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Tree House Books

Book Store, Library, Literacy Program

1430 W Susquehanna Ave Philadelphia, PA 19121
Cheryl Lee

They accept donations of gently used books. The atmosphere is pleasant.

( 31 Reviews )
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Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Tourist Attraction, Tourist Attraction, Non-Profit Organization

219 S 6th St Philadelphia, PA 19106
Laura Bray

Interesting. Was hoping for a better special exhibit, but timing not right

( 62 Reviews )
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Mummers Museum

Museum, Tourist Attraction, Library

1100 S 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19147
Bibe Chin

Attended my partner's daughter's graduation party there, have a blast. First time there Nice place, easy parking.

( 55 Reviews )
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library Logo

Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library

Public Library

125 S 52nd St Philadelphia, PA 19139
Kevin Mandell

It's okay.

( 37 Reviews )
Charles Santore Library Logo

Charles Santore Library

Public Library

932 S 7th St Philadelphia, PA 19147
Carol Rambaldi

Very kind staff, but very small library.

( 44 Reviews )
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Logan Library

Public Library

1333 Wagner Ave Philadelphia, PA 19141
Black Berry

10 out of 10 this is the best library ever, I wish I could get a job here because it feels like a daycare but a little bit more fun, The kids and the staff are very kind ... more

( 16 Reviews )
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Jenkins Law Library

Public Library, Public Library, Library

Ten Penn Center, 1801 Market St Suite 900 Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hyo Jin Lee

Such a gem - I love it here!

( 60 Reviews )
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Lovett Memorial Library

Public Library

6945 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19119
Andrea Dressner

The staff here are simply lovely! The building is fully wheelchair accessible, including the bathrooms. They have a variety of programs for children. And, they have a nic ... more

( 23 Reviews )
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Holmesburg Library

Public Library

7810 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19136
Tina Keshishian

Very friendly staff, great events, super kid friendly. Well kept location.

( 52 Reviews )
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Bustleton Library

Public Library

10199 Bustleton Ave Philadelphia, PA 19116
Kristi Burleigh

Great hours, very clean and librarian was helpful. Will be back for printing and computers!

( 31 Reviews )
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Nicetown-Tioga Library

Public Library

3720 N Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19140
Umm Kelechi

Very nice staff. The adult librarian is super helpful to all the patrons and is ready to answer any questions. The childrens librarian is very nice to both parents and ch ... more

( 42 Reviews )
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West Oak Lane Library

Public Library

2000 E Washington Ln Philadelphia, PA 19138

Las personas son amables, buen aseo e internet rpido. El tema es nicamente el sonido, si quieres complemente silencio podras buscar otras opciones pero si traes tus audfo ... more

( 57 Reviews )
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Tacony Library

Public Library

6742 Torresdale Ave Philadelphia, PA 19135
Daniel Rodrguez

(Translated by Google) Brilliant! (Original) Genial!

( 69 Reviews )
South Philadelphia Library Logo

South Philadelphia Library

Public Library

1700 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19145
Brenda Haselden

Great library

( 73 Reviews )
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Walnut Street West Library

Public Library

201 S 40th St Philadelphia, PA 19104
Ambeezy C

They are closed on the weekends I came down thinking they were open because on the internet it still says Sat. 10-5 Someone needs to update their hours so they will not b ... more

( 17 Reviews )
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Kensington Library

Public Library

104 W Dauphin St Philadelphia, PA 19133
fred early


( 24 Reviews )
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Fumo Family Library

Public Library

2437 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19148
kristen yates

Love our library and Mr. John the librarian is always helpful and friendly.

( 26 Reviews )
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Torresdale Library

Public Library

3079 Holme Ave Philadelphia, PA 19136
Dc G

Closed to the public with no explanation. Kenney has destroyed this city.

( 299 Reviews )
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Parkway Central Library

Public Library

1901 Vine St Philadelphia, PA 19103
my first crappy video Billy

I went to use the quiet study room. We had several security guards nearby making jokes, lots of noise. A library. Anyway did you know that they close at 5pm Monday thr ... more

( 23 Reviews )
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Chestnut Hill Library

Public Library

8711 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19118
Jonathan Kinley

It's a wonderful old building, chocked full of books, magazines, Etc. It's a nice atmosphere to just stay awhile and read. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Free parking.

( 9 Reviews )


Community Center, Live Music Venue, Library

4134 Lancaster Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104
Yanetta Bennett

It was wonderful. Everyone was polite & the food were a good selection

( 18 Reviews )
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Annenberg School for Communication Library

University Library, Library

3620 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104
Dr. Lizard

I work in ASC Library and the building itself is gorgeous (sooo much sunlight).

( 35 Reviews )
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German Society Of Pennsylvania

Non-Profit Organization, Language School, Library

611 Spring Garden St Philadelphia, PA 19123
Andrew Bungard

It was very interesting. The library was really nice and they have such a cool mission.

( 26 Reviews )
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Kingsessing Library

Public Library

1201 S 51st St Philadelphia, PA 19143
Molly Summers

I wish they hosted regular events more often for little ones like weekly storytime and arts&crafts . It would be nice to have more fun library events to take toddlers an ... more

( 6 Reviews )
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Bridesburg Little Free Library


2733 Buckius St Philadelphia, PA 19137
Richard J. Barbalace

Cute Little Free Library made from a cheery green repurposed magazine stand. Packed full of books when I visited, including a few good children's books. The adult books ... more

( 33 Reviews )
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Paschalville Library

Public Library

6942 Woodland Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Amina K

Amazing Library & Summer Program.

( 34 Reviews )
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Cecil B. Moore Library

Public Library

2320 Cecil B. Moore Ave Philadelphia, PA 19121
Nicole Flood

Came here not to long ago since I was in the area and its a very nice little library with a great selection of books and the librarians were also very nice too. Will come ... more

( 25 Reviews )
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Charles L. Durham Library

Public Library

3320 Haverford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104
Beats By The KILO Productions (BeatsByTheKilo com)

I remember on hot summer days going here just to get out and be around people in air conditioning.. Pre-Pandemic... This world sucks now, my Dad used to say it changed fr ... more

( 38 Reviews )
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Greater Olney Library

Public Library

5501 N 5th St Philadelphia, PA 19120
Johnnie McKie

The library is open now Monday through Friday.. It is a great place to visit.

( 39 Reviews )
Widener Library Logo

Widener Library

Public Library

2808 W Lehigh Ave Philadelphia, PA 19132
Nathaniel Murphy

Information is power!! Power is knowledge!! The building is comfortable, and the staff is excellent

( 17 Reviews )
Eastwick Library Logo

Eastwick Library

Public Library

2851 Island Ave Philadelphia, PA 19153
Kass Carfagno

Very welcoming! Friendly workers!!

( 38 Reviews )
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Philadelphia City Institute

Public Library

1905 Locust St Philadelphia, PA 19103
Jim P.

What is up with the severely limited hours. This is just one more example of my frustration in visiting Philadelphia.As WC Fields said. "I went to Philadelphia and it ... more

( 20 Reviews )
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Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Public Library

600 W Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA 19123
Emani McNugget

This library is awsome! Me and my niece went there and the lady at the kids section let us make flowers and these spring projects! And they have so many good books here!

( 14 Reviews )
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Library Company of Philadelphia

Library, Historical Place, Public Library

1314 Locust St Philadelphia, PA 19107
Masaki Matsubayashi

(Translated by Google) Founded by Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States, the library is famous as a membership library, and is also the orig ... more

( 1 Reviews )
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SPB Library


1701 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19148
( 30 Reviews )
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Queen Memorial Library

Public Library

1201 S 23rd St Philadelphia, PA 19146
Sarah Ehsan

A real shame that this wonderful branch is open four hours a day and not at all on weekends. How is any regular working person meant to enjoy the library that they pay ta ... more

( 4 Reviews )
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Friends Free Library


5418 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19144
Nelly Benelly

Ive been going to this library since I was younger and Ive always had a great experience, I hope this review helps you. Blessed be

( 30 Reviews )
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Roxborough Library

Public Library

6245 Ridge Ave Philadelphia, PA 19128
Sara Freed

Staff are super friendly and helpful! The library may not have a big selection of books but you can request books from the huge inventory available across other branches


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