Library Hours and Admission
HSP's library will be closed to the public on Friday, April 12. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Tuesday: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Please note that entry to the library, photocopy service, and paging all end 45 minutes prior to closing time.
Notice of weather or emergency closings will be posted on the Historical Society's website and on the Society's weather phone line at 215-732-6200 ext. 505.
The library is closed regularly on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and the holidays listed below:
|Christmas (2012)||Monday, December 24 & Tuesday, December 25, 2012|
|New Year's Eve (2012)||Monday, December 31, 2012|
|New Year's Day (2013)||Tuesday, January 1, 2013|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Monday, January 21, 2013|
|Presidents' Day||Monday, February 18, 2013|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 27, 2013|
|Independence Day||Thursday, July 4, 2013|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 2, 2013|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 14, 2013|
|Thanksgiving||Wednesday, November 27 at 5:30 p.m. - Friday, November 29, 2013|
|Christmas (2013)||Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, December 25, 2013|
Individual Daily Rates
Non-member adults: $8
Undergraduate and graduate students (with current student ID card): $5
Students grades 6-12 (with current student ID card): FREE
Photocopy services are available to both on- and off-site researchers and are subject to a $0.50 per page fee. The use of film or digital still-image cameras is permitted in the library at no additional cost. The use of cameras is subject to the following conditions: Copy and Camera Policies for details.
Research Registration Form
All first-time visitors to the library must complete a research registration form. You may print and complete the form prior to your visit, or you may complete it at the front desk before entering the library. Click here for a PDF version of the research registration form.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has a handicapped-accessible door and elevator on the 13th Street side of the building. Staff are available to assist visitors who enter and exit the building at this door. There is a handicapped-accessible restroom on the first floor. Large print text labels for exhibits are available at the front desk. For more information about accessibility at HSP, call 215-732-6200 ext. 221.