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Coronavirus
The Philadelphia First Judicial District has issued a significant but limited closing of the Philadelphia Courts through Friday, May 31 . Jenkins’ policy as to operational hours has historically been guided by the decisions of the Court. When the Court closes, so does Jenkins. As such in light of...
Coronavirus
In order to properly and fully maintain the ability to provide services to our membership and the public without interruption, we have determined at this time, that it is in the best interest of our staff and users to reduce the library’s operational hours from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20. The library will be fully operational with email, phone and staffing during these hours. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation on a weekly basis.
Observe Freedom of Information Day on Monday, March 16th by acknowledging your right to public information. Freedom of Information Day is celebrated each year on or around March 16th, the birthday of James Madison , the fourth President of the United States. Madison is recognized as the Father of...
VOTE spelled out in Scrabble tiles.
Primary voting season is underway! The Pennsylvania primary is April 28, and to help you prepare for the primary election, the Commonwealth has created a voting guide with helpful tips and date reminders. Are you registered to vote? If you don't know, you can check on the Pennsylvania Department of...
Each resource in the Jenkins' Catalog is assigned a specific location noting where the item can be found. If you are unfamilar with the new library space or our catalog, this quick guide will help you find the location of most of our library resources. General Collection - Located on the North side...
Have a case where you need to find an older version of the Building Code for Philadelphia? We can help. The Philadelphia Code (hereafter referred to as the Code) was first published in 1956. The Building Code was codified at Title 4. At this time, a researcher only needed to consult Title 4 to see...
distorted 2020 calendar on a tablet device
It is once again leap year, that magical, mystical time that adds an additional day to February every four years*. Though the practice of adding an extra day keeps "the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical year or seasonal year" ( Wikipedia ), it also has the potential to cause havoc in...
ABA
On February 17th, the American Bar Association passed Resolution 115 , a resolution intended to encourage U.S. jurisdictions to provide greater access to effective civil legal services for low and middle income Americans. The Report to the House of Delegates , in support of the resolution, found...
When discussing an episode of ABC’s television comedy Black-ish that she directed last year, actress and producer Tracee Ellis Ross commented on the way the episode, entitled “Black History Month,” was intended to elevate African American leaders in history beyond the typical few stories that are...
Have a reference to an article that you need to find? Here is a checklist of resources available remotely on your desktop through Jenkins that could be helpful: GeneralOnefile - Contains more than 8,700 full text titles including newspapers and periodicals on a wide range of topics: business,...