Library Hours

Monday and Wednesday
12 noon - 8 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
10 am - 6 pm

Friday and Saturday
10 am - 5 pm

1 - 5 pm

110th Anniversary Sponsors

University of Pennsylvania
Office of President Amy Gutmann
Office of the Executive Vice President
Office of Government and Community Affairs
Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services
Penn Public Safety
Penn Business Services
Penn Human Resources
Penn Libraries
Penn Medicine
Allied Barton
Max Paul of Central City Toyota
University Family Fun Center
Post Brothers Apartments
Campus Apartments
U3 Advisors, Inc.

In-Kind Business Sponsors

Ben & Jerry's
Restaurant School of Walnut Hill College
Allegro's Pizza
Papa John's Pizza
Corner Bakery Cafe
Thrive Wellness & Fitness
Take the Lead Dance Studio on Pine
University City Pin Ball
Michael's Custom Cuts

Great news! Walnut St. West library has reopened!

While closed, stalwart library staff members took shifts to process book returns from the drop-boxes which were emptied daily as well as hundreds of books on hold with no a/c. (Phew!) Reserved books previously relocated to Kingsessing branch were also returned to Walnut St. West, so it may take longer to locate your reserved book with the extra volume. Library staff expect to be accommodating with late fees or other issues influenced by the branch closing.

BIG THANKS to Bruce Siebers, branch manager, coordinating tirelessly at many levels to get the doors open ASAP, the Friends' Bucket Brigade for keeping the library gardens watered, and the good neighbors who helped update our community beyond this listserv & subscription emails!

Kathy Wheeler, President Friends of Walnut St West Library

Congratulations to Walnut Street West and all the patrons, performers and sponsors who made May 21 a very special 110th anniversary celebration! There were many diverse talents showcased reflecting our very diverse and talented community.

We are halfway toward our $110,000 fundraising goal and will continue to raise money throughout the year, much needed as seen by the closings due to a/c issues.... Stay tuned and happy Summer!

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