Pennsylvania Room

Pennsylvania Room hours (located on 3rd floor of Main Library)

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Closed
Thursday & Friday1-4pm

The Pennsylvania Room is a special collection of local history and genealogy for Reading and Berks County. This collection is not available for circulation but photocopies may be made of most items for a nominal fee. A staff member will be there to help you find the information you need.

If you live outside Berks County, please call 610.655.6355 or email to answer any questions you might have.

The collection is dedicated to three primary areas:

• History of Berks County
• History of the City of Reading
• Genealogical resources of both

Resources include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Archived City of Reading telephone directories and telephone books
• Archived Berks County Suburban telephone directories
• Cemetery Records
• Census Records
• Church Records
• Civil War Regimental History
• County & Township Histories
• Family Histories
• HeritageQuest
• High School and College Yearbooks
• Maps of Berks County and Reading
• Reading Eagle microfilm as well as digital archive access (digital archives covers years October of 1989—present)

There will be a Board Meeting on Monday, April 15 at 4:30 pm.