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Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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4.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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  • Free Library of Philadelphia is a huge historic building. It is like visiting a museum - so well built and maintained! Contains all the information created by mankind in hundreds of years. See for you...  read more »
  • The building itself is very nice. Went to the newspaper archive to look some info up on microfiche. The woman working there was very helpful with showing me how to operate the machine. 
  • Among Philadelphia many libraries, the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP), takes pride of place on Vine Street, adjacent to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and near Logan Square. An infinitely valuable ...  read more »
  • I went to this library for the first time when I was 16 in 1960. This is an excellent example of Beaux Art architecture, and is a gem on Logan Square, with a magnificent collection of books, including a whole room devoted to their music department. Their rare books on the third floor includes Incunabula, cuneiform tablets, letters of Charles Dickens, letters of Presidents. European and Oriental manuscripts, autograph manuscripts and letters of Edgar Allan Poe, and numerous other first editions of Coleridge, Shaw. Kipling Swinburne Twain, and Oscar Wilde, among others. The rare books department was also gifted .
  • Really nice library and they have a great selection of books great place to sit relax and enjoy a book
  • Friendly staff, and very helpful. Massive collection of books and videos. The WiFi works really well, I usually bring my own devices to use and sit in the cafe, because sharing those computers on the second floor with strangers just isn't very productive at all.
  • Beautiful exterior. However, the reading rooms are full of people talking and not respecting it being a library.
  • I love the kids section , they have toons of books in different language which is awesome because I'm teaching my girls Spanish .
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