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Jenkins has added Google Translate as a new feature on our website! Users now have the option to view and read our website in over 50 langauges, including Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Vietnamese, and more. The Google Translate feature can be found near the top...
Back to Normal-ish!
Jenkins has reopened to all visitors with no appointment necessary! * As of Monday, September 13 our onsite hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors must wear masks in our space and also in our building's lobby and elevators. The library stacks are open for browsing and all the computer workstations...
It's National Librarian Day!
Today the nation recognizes and celebrates National Librarian Day. And today our legal community extends our grateful thanks to Jenkins Co-Executive Directors Ida Weingram and Nancy Garner and the entire Jenkins staff for their extraordinary and dedicated work over this past difficult year. Thank...
Bookmobile
Want a book from our collection? We have staff in the library Monday through Friday and can pull whatever material you need for curbside pickup at 1801 Market Street from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. In Center City we can also arrange to have a courier deliver the books right to you! To borrow material,...
June Janda
This past Friday morning, June 26, Jenkins Law Library lost one of our most loyal and dedicated staff members, June A. Janda. June was hired at Jenkins over 34 years ago as a bookkeeper. Through the years she took accounting and other classes towards a degree, was mentored by both Regina Smith,...
Mask Required
Update September 8: We are now open by appointment. See the blog post for details. As of July 3, Philadelphia is in a modified, restricted green phase, so we have begun implementing our reopening plan. We are preparing the library space for reopening. We have installed plexiglass around the...
Jenkins' librarians are here to help. This week reference coverage will be from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and we will keep you updated as we continue to expand hours and services. Librarians are working remotely during the pandemic and have access to many resources that can assist you with your...
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
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.