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Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Library

Pennsylvania Hospital Medical Library

800 Spruce Street
3 Pine Center
Philadelphia, Pa. 19107

Library: (215) 829-3370

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Medical Library Services, located on the 3rd floor of the historic Pine building, is intended to be an on-site, easily accessible vital reference center incorporating modern information technology. The Collections include the Clinical Library, the Psychiatric Library and the Historic Library and Historic Collections. For additional information please call: (215)-829-3370.

Access Information

Pennsylvania Hospital Staff:
Hours: 24 Hour Access

The Library is available to staff of Pennsylvania Hospital at all times. The Library is staffed from 10 AM to 3 PM. We are closed for lunch from noon to 1 PM. Entrance is by electronic ID card access. Call security at 215-829-3434 for problems with ID cards.

University of Pennsylvania Community
Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 AM to 3 PM. We are closed for lunch from noon to 1 PM.

Other members of the University of Pennsylvania community, patients, and their families, and the general public are welcome to visit the Library from 10 AM until 3 PM Monday through Friday. A Library Services representative will admit persons without ID Badges to the Library.

Historic Collection and Archives
Access: By appointment

The Archives are located in the historic Pine Building at the Hospital.
For information, please call Stacey Peeples at 215-829-5434 or send e-mail to
Appointments are required to view materials.


  • Items are listed in Franklin, the Penn Library Catalog.
  • Books circulate for one month and may be renewed by phone, email, or in person, as needed
  • Items from the Reserve, Reference and Journal collection do not circulate
  • Books may be delivered from the Hospital Library to the Penn campus on Mondays and Wednesdays through the Penn Library Delivers program.