The Free Library of Philadelphia is moving on to the next phase of renovations at our Parkway Central location, which includes extensive work in the Rare Book Department. This work will include the complete renovation of the Theatre Collection, the creation of a climate controlled storage area for rare books, and a new gallery space east of the main entrance. Before work begins, the collections in these areas are to be moved and stored off-site. The packing and moving will begin the week of November 26, 2012. In preparation for this, the Theatre Collection will be inaccessible and remain closed all the way through the reconstruction. In addition, from Wednesday, November 28 through Saturday, December 15, the Rare Book Department will be closed to the public.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve Parkway Central.