PCA Library Online
PCA's book collection numbers about 3700 volumes and 300 videos on Aging subjects.
The PCA Library is a gerontology/geriatrics library created in 1978. Its mission is to serve the information needs of PCA staff and of the aging network and, in so doing, help PCA fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life of older Philadelphians and our community’s adult disabled.
In the PCA Library you can find...
- Statistics on Philadelphia's elderly population
- Recent research in the field of aging
- Information resources for aging-related research
- Approximately 100 aging-related journals, and other periodicals
- More than 3700 books, reports, and audio tapes
- More than 300 videos
- A collection of winning proposals for providing services to PCA’s consumers, submitted by PCA subcontractors
- A Vertical file with thousands of aging related news items, articles, booklets, and pamphlets
- Reference collection including such items as The Encyclopedia of Aging and The Encyclopedia of Gerontology
- A multi-media computer with high-speed Internet access is also available for reserved use by library users
The Library can also provide 2000 Census demographic data on the elderly down to the census tract or zip code level for the five-county area
Search the PCA Library Catalog Online
Lending privileges are extended to PCA staff and members of the aging network only, however, the Library is open to the public by appointment.
As a contribution to the Emergency Fund, there is a 10 cents per page fee charged for photocopies.Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
642 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130-3049Library Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday. Make an appointment to visit the Library
Have a question of a gerontology/geriatrics nature?
Ask Scott (email)
pcaCares News Bulletin is continually updated with links to the latest in aging-related news and information.
AGELINE, a comprehensive and current bibliographic database indexing periodical and other literature in the field of aging, is no longer freely accessible on the AARP website. Contact Scott Spencer, Librarian, at 215-765-9000 ext. 5062, to ask about literature searches on AgeLine.
MEDLINE PLUS, the National Library of Medicine’s vast bibliographic database indexing the periodical literature of medicine and medical research.
NIHSeniorHealth is a trustworthy, user-friendly site designed to help seniors research medical issues. The text size and color can be altered to make reading easier and a speech function is also available. It includes a wide range of topics. It also includes an Trainer's Toolkit, which has free, easy-to-use training materials to help older adults find reliable, up-to-date online health information on their own.