• The Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library is a research library, housed in an original 1888 reading room restored by the Society in the 1990s.
  • The reading room from the balcony.
  • The German Society of Pennsylvania’s library was begun in 1817.
  • Check out our "Adopt a Book" catalog and our new holiday catalog!
  • The German Society's old building at 7th and Market.
  • German Society 1764 Minute Book title page.
  • Program from the 21st National Sängerfest in Newark, NJ.

 

The Horner Library and Reading Room
The Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library is a research library, housed in an original 1888 reading room restored by the Society in the 1990s. The library houses more than 50,000 volumes, over three-quarters of which are in German, and is one of the largest collections of German books in the United States. The library also maintains a small collection of newer books including children's books, that may be borrowed by members of the Society.

Hours of Operation
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm

If you would like to visit the Library or have an inquiry about our collections, please email librarian@germansociety.org.

 

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Search the Lending Library Catalog

 

 Adopt a Rare Book Catalog

 

Adopt a Rare Book Holiday Catalog