Pennsylvania Philadelphia County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Philadelphia County, PA. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Pennsylvania Philadelphia County.

1. Branch Library ANDORRA BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 705 E Cathedral Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Phone Number: (215) 685-2552 Philadelphia N/A N/A

2. Branch Library BLANCHE A NIXON BRANCH, COBBS CREEK
5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone Number: (215) 685-1973 Philadelphia N/A N/A

3. Branch Library BUSHROD LIBRARY
Street Address: 6304 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149
Phone Number: (215) 685-1471 Philadelphia N/A N/A

4. Branch Library BUSTLETON AVENUE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 10199 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116
Phone Number: (215) 685-0472 Philadelphia N/A N/A

5. Branch Library CECIL B MOORE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2320 W. Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Phone Number: (215) 685-2766 Philadelphia N/A N/A

6. Branch Library CHARLES DURHAM BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3320 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19101
Phone Number: (215) 685-7436 Philadelphia N/A N/A

7. Branch Library CHESTNUT HILL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 8711 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone Number: (215) 685-9290 Philadelphia N/A N/A

8. Branch Library EASTWICK BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2851 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Phone Number: (215) 685-4170 Philadelphia N/A N/A

9. Branch Library FALLS OF SCHUYLKILL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3501 Midvale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone Number: (215) 685-2093 Philadelphia N/A N/A

10. Branch Library FISHTOWN COMMUNITY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1217 E. Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone Number: (215) 685-9990 Philadelphia N/A N/A

11. Branch Library FOX CHASE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 501 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111
Phone Number: (215) 685-0547 Philadelphia N/A N/A

12. Branch Library FRANKFORD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 4634 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Phone Number: (215) 685-1473 Philadelphia N/A N/A

13. Library System FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: (215) 686-5300 Philadelphia 6,294,315 5,517,569

14. Central Library FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: (215) 686-5300 Philadelphia N/A N/A

15. Branch Library FUMO FAMILY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2437 Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone Number: (215) 685-1758 Philadelphia N/A N/A

16. Branch Library GEORGE INSTITUTE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1461 N.52ND Street, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: (215) 685-0177 Philadelphia N/A N/A

17. Branch Library GREATER OLNEY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 5501 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120
Phone Number: (215) 685-2845 Philadelphia N/A N/A

18. Branch Library HADDINGTON BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 446 N. 65th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19151
Phone Number: (215) 685-1970 Philadelphia N/A N/A

19. Branch Library HAVERFORD AVENUE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 5543 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone Number: (215) 685-1964 Philadelphia N/A N/A

20. Branch Library HOLMESBURG BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 7810 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone Number: (215) 685-8756 Philadelphia N/A N/A

21. Branch Library INDEPENDENCE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 18 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: (215) 685-1633 Philadelphia N/A N/A

22. Branch Library KATHARINE DREXEL BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 11099 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154
Phone Number: (215) 685-9383 Philadelphia N/A N/A

23. Branch Library KENSINGTON BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 104 W. Dauphin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133
Phone Number: (215) 685-9996 Philadelphia N/A N/A

24. Branch Library KINGSESSING BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1201 S. 51st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone Number: (215) 685-2690 Philadelphia N/A N/A

25. Branch Library LAWNCREST BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 6098 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111
Phone Number: (215) 685-0549 Philadelphia N/A N/A

26. Branch Library LEHIGH AVENUE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 601 W. Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19133
Phone Number: (215) 685-9794 Philadelphia N/A N/A

27. Branch Library LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND & PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPE
919 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: (215) 683-3213 Philadelphia N/A N/A

28. Branch Library LOGAN BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1333 Wagner Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone Number: (215) 685-9156 Philadelphia N/A N/A

29. Branch Library LOVETT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 6945 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Phone Number: (215) 685-2095 Philadelphia N/A N/A

30. Branch Library MCPHERSON SQUARE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 601 E. Indiana Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone Number: (215) 685-9995 Philadelphia N/A N/A

31. Branch Library NICETOWN-TIOGA BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3720 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone Number: (215) 685-9790 Philadelphia N/A N/A

32. Branch Library NORTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 2228 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149
Phone Number: (215) 685-0502 Philadelphia N/A N/A

33. Branch Library NORTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 68 W. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone Number: (215) 685-2156 Philadelphia N/A N/A

34. Branch Library OAK LANE LIBRARY
Street Address: 6614 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126
Phone Number: (215) 685-2848 Philadelphia N/A N/A

35. Branch Library OGONTZ BRANCH
Street Address: 6017 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone Number: (215) 685-3566 Philadelphia N/A N/A

36. Branch Library OVERBROOK PARK BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 7422 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151
Phone Number: (215) 685-0182 Philadelphia N/A N/A

37. Branch Library PASCHALVILLE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 6942 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142
Phone Number: (215) 685-2662 Philadelphia N/A N/A

38. Branch Library PASSYUNK BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1935 Shunk, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone Number: (215) 685-1755 Philadelphia N/A N/A

39. Branch Library PHILADELPHIA CITY INSTITUTE LIBRARY
Street Address: 1905 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: (215) 685-6621 Philadelphia N/A N/A

40. Branch Library QUEEN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 1201 S. 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone Number: (215) 685-1899 Philadelphia N/A N/A

41. Branch Library RAMONITA G DERODRIGUEZ BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 600 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone Number: (215) 686-1768 Philadelphia N/A N/A

42. Branch Library RICHMOND BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2987 Almond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone Number: (215) 685-9992 Philadelphia N/A N/A

43. Branch Library ROXBOROUGH BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 6245 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
Phone Number: (215) 685-2550 Philadelphia N/A N/A

44. Branch Library SOUTH PHILADELPHIA BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1700 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone Number: (215) 685-1866 Philadelphia N/A N/A

45. Branch Library SOUTHWARK BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 932 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: (215) 686-1766 Philadelphia N/A N/A

46. Branch Library TACONY BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 6742 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Phone Number: (215) 685-8755 Philadelphia N/A N/A

47. Branch Library TORRESDALE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3079 Holme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19136
Phone Number: (215) 685-0494 Philadelphia N/A N/A

48. Branch Library WADSWORTH AVENUE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 1500 Wadsworth Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150
Phone Number: (215) 685-9293 Philadelphia N/A N/A

49. Branch Library WALNUT STREET WEST BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3927 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone Number: (215) 685-7671 Philadelphia N/A N/A

50. Branch Library WELSH ROAD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 9233 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19114
Phone Number: (215) 685-0498 Philadelphia N/A N/A

51. Branch Library WEST OAK LANE BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2000 Washington Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19138
Phone Number: (215) 685-2843 Philadelphia N/A N/A

52. Branch Library WEST PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 125 S. 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone Number: (215) 685-7426 Philadelphia N/A N/A

53. Branch Library WHITMAN BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 200 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone Number: (215) 685-1754 Philadelphia N/A N/A

54. Branch Library WIDENER BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 2531 E. Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132
Phone Number: (215) 685-9799 Philadelphia N/A N/A

55. Branch Library WYNNEFIELD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 5325 Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone Number: (215) 685-0298 Philadelphia N/A N/A

56. Branch Library WYOMING BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 231 E. Wyoming Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19120
Phone Number: (215) 685-9158 Philadelphia N/A N/A

Overview of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County is a county located in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. It is conterminous with the city of Philadelphia. As of 2000, the population is 1,517,550. Its county seat is Philadelphia.

Philadelphia county is one of the three original counties, along with Chester, and Bucks counties, created by William Penn in November 1682. Its name to him signified “brotherly love,” though the original Philadelphia in Asia Minor was actually “the city of Philadelphus.”

History

Tribes of Delaware Indians were the original occupants in the area, which would become Philadelphia County. The first European settlers would be groups of Swedes and Finns who arrived in 1638. The Dutch then seized the area in 1655, but permanently lost control to England in 1674. Penn’s charter for Pennsylvania was received from Charles II of England in 1681, and was followed by Penn’s November 1682 division of Pennsylvania into three counties. In the same year Philadelphia was laid out, it was also made the county seat and the capital of the Province of Pennsylvania.

The city of Philadelphia, as laid out by Penn, comprised only that portion of the present city situated between South and Vine Streets and Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. Settlements were made, however, outside of these boundaries, and in the course of time they became separately incorporated and had separate governments, making congeries of towns and districts, the whole group being known abroad simply as Philadelphia.

Several of these were situated immediately contiguous to the “city proper”: Southwark and Moyamensing in the south, and Northern Liberties, Kensington, Spring Garden and Penn District to the north, and West Philadelphia to the west — which combined with the City of Philadelphia formed practically one town continuously built up, not unlike a modern-day London.

Besides these, there were a number of other outlying townships, villages and settlements near the built-up town, though detached from it. Among these were Bridesburg, Frankford, Harrowgate, Holmesburg, the unincorporated sections of Northern Liberties, Port Richmond, Nicetown, Rising Sun, Fox Chase, Germantown, Roxborough, Falls of Schuylkill, unincorporated Penn Township, Francisville, Hamilton Village, Mantua, Blockley, Kingsessing, Lower Dublin Township and Passyunk.

Over time, as the population expanded out from the City of Philadelphia, these also became absorbed in the congeries of towns of which Philadelphia was composed. On February 2, 1854, all municipalities within the county were consolidated with the City of Philadelphia, the boundaries of which are coincident with those of the County of Philadelphia, thus abolishing the patchwork of cities, boroughs, and townships that made up Philadelphia County since its founding. Most of these districts mentioned had marked characteristics, but over time, after the consolidation, these characteristics have mostly passed away. Today though the names of most of these districts are synonymous with neighborhoods in city, with the boundaries of which roughly matching their historic boundaries.

The county offices were merged with the city government in 1952, thus, for all practical purposes, eliminating the county as a governmental structure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the exception being its name and boundaries, which are still recognized by the Commonwealth.