The library hosts a special collection of books that reflects the history and continuing identity of the Club as an association of intellectually curious women.  Our member-authors section documents the depth and breadth of our membership over the years; 48 members are represented by everything from poetry to scholarly medical volumes, and we continue to collect our members’ work.

Other collections of significance to the Club include volumes on Philadelphia history, art, architecture and design, especially Art Deco, and biographies of women. These specialty areas grow through member donations. A section of books read by our book clubs and donated by members functions as a book exchange.  

The library is at the heart of who we are. Honoring our origins, some of our historically significant documents are on display; our Charter signed by the founders, our cherished bookplate designed by member Violet Oakley, and architectural drawings of the Clubhouse.

The library is also equipped as a Zoom Room. This allows those members who want to gather in person to meet in the Library with others zooming in to join the conversation. It is the perfect meeting place for the Club's bookclubs, committee meetings and small group discussions.  The library is central to both our history and our continuing vitality as a Club.