About the Rosenbach

The Rosenbach Museum & Library

Welcome to the Rosenbach Museum & Library. Home to a collection of nearly 400,000 rare books, manuscripts, and fine and decorative art objects, including some of the best known literary and historical objects in the world, the Rosenbach serves everyone from schoolchildren and families to advanced researchers, and casual visitors from around the corner or around the globe. More

Current Exhibition

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - Monday, June 16, 2014
Explore the ways that people—historic and contemporary—have connected to each other and the world they live in. While modern technology has revolutionized the ease and speed with which humans can connect behavior that may seem novel today may just be new expressions of ongoing human interests. Networking before the Net offers a playful look at such “social media,” then and now. More

Upcoming Programs / Events

Wesley Stace, photographed by Bill Wadman

Meet author Wesley Stace

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wesley Stace's latest novel, Wonderkid is a backstage epic of sex, drugs, and rock and roll—but also sippy cups, pillow fights, and Baby Bjorns. This author event is part of the eighth annual Philadelphia Book Festival! More


Museum Hours

Tuesday — Noon - 5pm
Wednesday — Noon - 8pm
Thursday — Noon - 8pm
Friday — Noon - 5pm
Saturday — Noon - 6pm
Sunday — Noon - 6pm

Closed Mondays and National Holidays.

Research Hours (by appointment)

Wednesday — 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 6pm
Thursday — 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 6pm
Friday — 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Reading room closed for lunch — 12:30pm - 1:30pm