As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

In the Heart of Philadelphia: The Story of Library Hall

2018
Center for Digital Scholarship

This digital gallery was created by the Center for Digital Scholarship.


This digital exhibition invites you to explore the story of Library Hall, showcasing the different phases of its construction and the historical context in which this building came to life. The above StoryMap allows us to track the movement of the Library as it searched for permanent space. The galleries below offer the opportunity for further exploration of the building's rich history.