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 COVID-19 Update

Library and Archives Services during COVID-19 | Latest Museum Updates

In an effort to take extra precautions given the spread of COVID-19 the library and archives reading rooms are closed until further notice.

Visit Us

Perelman Building Library Reading Room interior

Hours: Closed until further notice

Location: 2nd Floor, Perelman Building


We are open to the public. Access is free. Just request a Researcher’s Pass at the Perelman Building entrance.

Materials require advance paging, which occurs twice daily (once in the morning and in the afternoon). Feel free to call in advance so that your research can begin as soon as you arrive.

Location and Map

Perelman Building exterior from southeast

Perelman Building

Located at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Fairmount Avenues, the Perelman Building is a short walk from the main building. Inside its Art Deco exterior, you’ll find cutting-edge photography, fashion, and contemporary art and design.

2525 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

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