We are an historic and vibrant, Philadelphia-centered and member-supported circulating library, research archive, and cultural forum dedicated to harnessing our resources — our expert staff, our collections of books, art and architecture treasures, and our National Historic Landmark Building — to strengthen our growing urban community through cultural engagement and fellowship.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

eventVirtual Speaker Series
June 29 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: Cavelier de La Salle
Eric Simonis
eventBook Club
July 7 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
Lois Reibach
eventNoon Talk
July 12 at 12:00 PM
No Stone Left Unlearned: Armenian Tombstones of Philadelphia
Paul Vartan Sookiasian
eventTrip
July 15 at 10:00 AM
Becoming Weatherwise Guided Exhibition Tour
Ali Rospond
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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia operates the Regional Digital Imaging Center (RDIC), which provides digital imaging and printing services to members and clients, featuring a Cruse CS 220 ST model scanner. LEARN MORE

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