Jenkins Blog

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...
The Clampetts
Between now and then our website will be still up and running. We'll have phone access this week, but it may be problematic next week. Our email access will be spotty. Sorry to be somewhat vague, but the move situation is, to use the popular phrase, "somewhat fluid."
Classroom tables and chairs
We've got some leftover furniture that we'd like to find new homes for. So we're having a yard sale! Come to our old location, 833 Chestnut St., Suite 1220 on Thursday, December 6 or Tuesday, December 11 , from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. We'll have the excess items clearly marked with our prices. Fine...
Ten Penn Center Sign
After more than 34 years at 833 Chestnut, Jenkins is moving to a new location. As of Monday, December 17 our new address will be: Ten Penn Center 1801 Market St. 9th Floor We'll be closing our doors at 833 Chestnut for the last time at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 30. We'll reopen at Ten Penn Center...
Need a typewriter to complete a form? Come to Jenkins. We have a typewriter here at the library for public use. Check out our website for more information about our access policies and hours . Have any questions? Ask us !
Jenkins is seeking a Reference Librarian to join our team of information professionals.