The Henry Janssen Library, and ONLY the Library, will be closed on April 23rd, so staff and volunteers can assist with the conference. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Our Mission: The Berks History Center is an educational organization that serves to engage and excite our community by interpreting its unique past to understand the present and inspire the future.
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Tuesday – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 3:00pm
Announcing the 2016 William and Elizabeth Hiester Manuscript Competition. Click here for more information.
The HJL does not accept research requests by email or over the phone.
We do not accept new researchers after 3:30pm.
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 4:00pm
HJL Book Club Upcoming Books:
- June 15 at 5:30 – The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan
- August 17 at 5:30 – The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold