About Us - Overview

The Library and Its Collections

The J.W. England Library was started in 1821, shortly after the College was founded. Read more.


The J.W. England Library opens at 8 am each weekday when the University is in session. We close at midnight, Sunday through Thursday, 10 pm on Friday, and 8 pm on Saturday, with extended hours in the second half of the semester. View complete calendar of hours.


The J.W. England Library is located on the southwest corner of 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue in the University City section of Philadelphia. Limited street parking is available. Trolleys #11 and #36 stop at the Library's corner. View directions and map.

Library Contacts

  • Reference Desk (Ask a Librarian): 215-596-8967
  • Circulation Desk: 215-596-8960
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Office: 215-596-8969
  • Library Fax Number: 215-596-8760
  • All Library Contacts

Liaisons to Academic Departments

Each academic department or program has a library liaison assigned who is responsible for collection development and research assistance. See this list of Liaisons to Academic Departments.

Library Policies

J. W. England Library policies, including replacement fees for unreturned items, can be found here.


last updated: 6/9/2014

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