Free Library of Philadelphia

Incredible collection of rare books, special collections and media

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Free Library of Philadelphia

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A stunning Beaux-Arts building along the culture-heavy Benjamin Franklin Parkway serves as the hub for the Free Library of Philadelphia, which includes 50 branches around the region.

In addition to typical library activities—checking out and returning books—visitors to this Central Library can explore a massive collection that boasts some notable and rare works, such as collections of Edgar Allan Poe, Beatrix Potter and medieval manuscripts.

Author readings and lectures, special exhibits and events and an annual festival keep Philadelphians celebrating Ben Franklin’s idea of free public literature all year long.

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Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia's most artistic mile

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Logan Circle

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