Tour the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia – October 8, 2013

The Elkins Room, the actual library of a former Free Library Trustee who was also a prominent book collector

The Elkins Room, the actual library of a former Free Library Trustee who was also a prominent book collector

Tuesday October 8, 3:00-4:00pm

Free Library of Philadelphia
Rare Book Department – 3rd floor
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please RSVP for the October 8 tour here
(tour limited to 12 people)

Stop by the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 8 between 3 & 4pm to check out the Rare Book Department. The tour of the Rare Book Department has been in operation since 1949. Rare book librarians on staff provide a basic introduction to the history of the book using the items from the collections, including cuneiform tablets, a section of a papyrus scroll, a medieval manuscript and a leaf from a Gutenberg Bible. The tour also includes a visit to the Elkins Room, the actual library of a former Free Library Trustee who was also a prominent book collector. For more information…

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