Reference Services
Pennsylvania Room
Hours and information about the Reading Public Library's Pennsylvania Room located at the Reading Main Library's second floor, 100 South 5th Street, Reading, PA 19602.

The Pennsylvania Room hours are as follows:

Mon & Tue:     4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wed:                   Closed
Thurs & Fri:     1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sat:             12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For more up-to-date hours please contact the Reading Public Library reference department at 610-655-6355.

The Pennsylvania Room of the Reading Public Library is a treasure trove of local history and genealogy for Reading and Berks County. We have Reading imprints from local publishers, family histories, church histories, and historical information on the city and surrounding towns.

City directories from 1856 until the present and high school yearbooks are among our most popular items. None of the materials may be checked out but they may be used, and in many cases photocopied, during the Pennsylvania Room hours posted above. The room is staffed by friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable people and we invite you to visit us to learn more about our wonderful area.

If you live outside of Berks County, please call or write to us at the address above or email us at

We will explain our policies and fees to you and attempt to answer your questions.

2013 Reading Public Library
100 South Fifth Street, Reading, PA 19602
(610) 655-6350