About the Rosenbach

The Rosenbach Museum & Library

Welcome to the Rosenbach Museum & Library. Home to a collection of nearly 400,000 rare books, manuscripts, and fine and decorative art objects, including some of the best known literary and historical objects in the world, the Rosenbach serves everyone from schoolchildren and families to advanced researchers, and casual visitors from around the corner or around the globe. More

Current Exhibition

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Sunday, March 19, 2017
Presenting beautiful and curious specimens from five centuries of book ownership, from a 15th-century coat of arms to engravings inspired by Romantic artists, The Art of Ownership delves into the stories of these bookplates, the rare editions behind them, and the lives of the men and women who owned them. More

Upcoming Programs / Events

Public Program

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Tina Packer

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Explore how Shakespeare's remarkable heroines were created with Tina Packer, a veteran performer and director of Shakespeare's plays and author of Women of Will. More


Museum Hours

Tuesday — Noon - 5pm
Wednesday — Noon - 8pm
Thursday — Noon - 8pm
Friday — Noon - 5pm
Saturday — Noon - 6pm
Sunday — Noon - 6pm

Closed Mondays and National Holidays.

Research Hours (by appointment)

Wednesday — 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 6pm
Thursday — 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 6pm
Friday — 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Reading room closed for lunch — 12:30pm - 1:30pm