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Work & Study Spaces in the Chemistry Library

The Chemistry Library is located on the fifth floor of the Chemistry Department Class of '73 building, on the northeast corner of 34th and Spruce Streets. Click here to see its location on a campus map. The library is open to the public from 9AM-5PM on weekdays and has extended hours for members of the Penn community when school is in session.

Study Space and Public Access Computers
The front of the library contains lounge seating, as well as group study tables. Additional table space is available in the back of the library by the bound journals. There are four computers in the main section of the library that can be used to access the library's electronic journals, books, and databases.

Computer Resource and Teaching Room
The Chemistry Library also houses a Computer Resource and Teaching Room, containing eight PCs designed and equipped to support chemical research. Each computer has a CD-RW/DVD drive, as well as a full Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop, ChemDraw, EndNote, Maple, ftp and e-mail software, and Roxio Easy CD Creator. The Computer Resource and Teaching Room is frequently used for workshops and classes, but it is open to the public during library hours when no sessions are scheduled. A schedule is posted outside the door, and it is wise to phone ahead before making a special trip to use the facilities. Computers are available on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to those who need to use the machines' specialized software.

If you have any questions, please contact Judith Currano, Head, Chemistry Library, at or (215) 898-2177