Jenkins Blog

Whether this is the first time you are logging in to Jenkinslaw.org or if you've forgotten your password, these instructions should help all Jenkins members log in to access our Member Databases from their home or office. First, from the top of our website, click on "LOG IN". On the next screen,...
Coronavirus
Since our last message, today the Philadelphia First Judicial District has issued a significant but limited closing of the Philadelphia Courts. 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...
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.
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...
As a Jenkins Law Library member, you gain access to content that is uniquely valuable to Pennsylvania legal researchers. Our collection contains many hard to find materials such as historic Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes, Pennsylvania records and briefs, Pennsylvania House and Senate Journals,...
Regina L. Smith, Executive Director of Jenkins Law Library for more than 36 years, officially retired last week. She imparted a little of her extensive knowledge to us at her retirement ceremony: All you need to know to be the director of a law library (in 22 seconds.) pic.twitter.com/PxDRUEgs0L...
Our official opening at 1801 Market Street on April 10, 2019 included a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by many members of the Philadelphia legal community. Our board president, Theodore "Ted" Simon, was the Master of Ceremonies. Our great members meaningfully cut the "official ribbon."
Grand Opening
"Jenkins is pleased to celebrate with the legal community and members the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony of our new location at 1801 Market Street, Suite 900 on Wednesday, April 10th at 12:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to join in the festivities." Theodore Simon President, Jenkins Law Library
National Library Week 2019
Help us celebrate National Library Week at Jenkins from April 8-12! This year's theme is Libraries = Strong Communities . That's true for Jenkins -- for more than 215 years we've played a major role in Philadelphia's legal community, supporting judges, attorneys and self-represented litigants. Join...
Jenkins Law Library Reference Room
We're open in our new location! The reference PCs are humming away quietly, ready to connect you to the world of legal research. The books are organized and back on their shelves. Phones and email are up and running. To be honest, we won't be at 100% on the first day. The classroom is still a work...