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 Library and Archives Services Update

Library and Archives Services July 2021 Update

Staff are providing remote reference services while the Perelman Building and our reading rooms remain closed to walk-ins until July 2022.

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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