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Image Credit: The Member’s Reading Room, the Athenaeum, by Tom Crane, Photographer

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

219 S. 6th Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-3794 

12/12/20 Update:

Although our doors are temporarily closed, you may still enjoy the Athenaeum’s virtual programming and library services.

~Register for virtual afternoon and evening programming

~Missed an event? Catch up on our YouTube Channel

~Use our vestibule book pick-up and drop-off program for holiday reading material

Vestibule hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am – 2 pm

~Check out the latest booklists, and email Jill Lee with your requests. You will receive an email notice when your order is ready

~Books may also be mailed to members of all levels

~We will keep you advised of the availability of materials from the University of Pennsylvania

~Check out E-books from the comfort of your reading chair

~Not signed up for E-books? Email Lois Reibach to get started

Explore the riches of our collections on Philadelphia Architects and BuildingsThe Greater Philadelphia Geohistory Network, and the Philadelphia Real Estate Record & Builders’ Guide

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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is an independent member-supported library and museum that engages members, scholars and the interested general public to join actively in the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia and participate in historical, literary and educational activities.  To that end, the Athenaeum must be a diligent steward of its National Historic Landmark building and its 

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