Athena is the Athenaeum's library catalog. Use it for finding books and trade materials. Some architectural drawings and photographic collections are cataloged in Athena, but these are more easily searched in PAB.
The Athenaeum's ebook collection can be found at this link. They will work on Apple iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, and Windows devices. Have your Athenaeum library card and pin code available. If you do not yet have a card and pin code, please contact the librarian (jilly@PhilaAthenaeum.org) to obtain them. Pin codes are case sensitive.
The Philadelphia Architects & Buildings Project (PAB) is a cooperative effort between the Athenaeum, The University of Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Historical Commission, and the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. It contains information on buildings, architects, and the architectural collections of over 30 local institutions. Use PAB to find architectural drawings and photographs.
Browse by Collection This link will take you directly to the Athenaeum's collection list in the PAB database. It is best used for browsing within a particular collection.
The GPGN is a collection of geographic resources from more than a dozen local repositories. Historic maps and atlases are available for viewing alone or in comparison to current maps in an interactive maps viewer.
The Featured Collections site contains digital images of items such as artwork, museum objects and other collections that may not fit into PAB or GPGN.
These databases are only available from computers at The Athenaeum.