Philadelphia Area Chapter of the NSA

Directions to Meeting Room

Our meetings are held at the Bala Cynwyd Library, Old Lancaster Road and Highland Avenue, in Bala Cynwyd, PA (a few blocks west of City Avenue and St. Joseph University).  The meetings are held in the Meeting Room on the second floor (unless otherwise noted). 

Directions to the Bala Cynwyd Library

Here's a map to the Bala Cynwyd Library at the corner of Old Lancaster Road and Highland Avenue, 1/4 mile west of City Line Avenue.  Temple Adath Israel is on the southeast corner of the same intersection, directly across Old Lancaster Road from the library.  

Bala Cynwyd Library - Local Map
From South Jersey take the Walt Whitman Bridge into PA, which will become the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76).  Take I-76 West to the City (Line) Avenue (US Route 1) Exit--South. 

From the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), go south on City (Line) Avenue US Route 1, until you reach an intersection that appears to mark the northern edge of the St. Joseph's University Campus.  You will see a large gothic architecture, academic-type building set back off on the left at this intersection.  You want to turn RIGHT onto Old Lancaster Road, and go 1/4 mile west to just BEFORE the first traffic light.  The traffic light is at the intersection of Old Lancaster Road and Highland Avenue.  If you go to the intersection, you've gone too far.  The Bala Cynwyd Library is set back on the right side of Old Lancaster Road, just before the intersection.  You will see the driveway into the parking lot.  We meet in the second floor meeting room.  Take the elevator or the stairs to the second floor and walk through the children's library to the back area where the meeting room is.  Ask a librarian if you get lost.

If you are coming up City Line Avenue from the SOUTH, go through the St. Joe's University Campus until you reach an intersection that marks the northern edge of the campus, beyond which commercial buildings begin to appear on BOTH sides of City Line Avenue.  At that intersection, which is 54th Street on the Philadelphia (east) side and Old Lancaster Road on the Lower Merion Township (west) side, turn LEFT onto Old Lancaster Road and follow the directions as indicated above.
From the airport or Delaware, take I-95 or 291 East until you see signs for I-76 West.  You want to go over the Pratt Bridge (291) down to the intersection with 26th Street.  The big car crusher area is on the right.  You should see signs for I-76 West at this intersection, and you should turn LEFT onto 26th Street, which will go by the big refinery tanks and feed you right onto the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76).  Follow the directions above (from South Jersey) the rest of the way.
Folks from Delaware can also take I-95 north into PA and get onto the Blue Route (I-476), and go north to Exit 5.  At Exit 5, go NORTH (RIGHT) onto US Route 1 (toward Springfield), and take US Route 1 North all the way into Philadelphia, and follow the directions above at...(If you are coming up City Line Avenue from the SOUTH.)
Here's a larger overview map showing the airport, I-95 and the bridges to South Jersey, with the library location marker:

Bala Cynwyd Library Overview Map


If these maps don't display in your format (plain text), or you can't read them, or the directions are inadequate, please contact Bill Parry (215-620-6792.)

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Last revised September 29, 2013