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PACSCL and its member institutions are recognized globally for the depth and broad accessibility of their unique materials, and make the Greater Philadelphia area a preeminent center for engagement with special collections

Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis

Bibliotheca Philadelphiensis is the online home for documentation and progress reports on PACSCL’s medieval manuscript digitization project. BiblioPhilly (our nickname for the project) includes high-resolution images of more than 160,000 pages of European medieval and early modern codices — virtually all of the medieval holdings of PACSCL member libraries.

Chronicling and Preserving
Greater Philadelphia’s History

Born out of the conviction that the extraordinary collections of Philadelphia area libraries deserved greater visibility and broader support, sixteen institutions came together in 1985 to create PACSCL as an informal cooperative group. Incorporated in 1993, PACSCL’s 35 member institutions work to tell the stories of Philadelphia, its institutions, and its people.