Library Hours and Admission
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 (2013)||Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, December 25, 2013|
|New Year's Eve Holiday (2013)||Monday, December 30, & Tuesday, December 31, 2013|
|New Year's Day (2014)||Wednesday, January 1, 2014|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Monday, January 20, 2014|
|Special Event||Closing early Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.|
|Presidents' Day||Monday, February 17, 2014|
|Special Event||Friday, March 14, 2014|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 26, 2014|
|Independence Day||Friday, July 4, 2014|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 1, 2014|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 13, 2014|
|Thanksgiving||Wednesday, November 26 at 5:30 p.m. - Friday, November 28, 2014|
|Christmas (2014)||Wednesday, December 24 - Friday, December 26, 2014|
|New Year's Eve (2014)||Wednesday, December 31 at 5:30 p.m.|
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 wheelchair accessible entrance on the 13th Street side of the building, just south of Locust Street. Staff are available to assist patrons who enter and exit the building through this entrance; please ring the buzzer for immediate assistance.
Our goal is to provide exceptional service to our patrons, please let us know of any special needs in advance of your visit to HSP, so that we may ensure you have a pleasant experience. Contact Visitor Services at ext. 221 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or requests.