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Collection Shifts in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

To improve the arrangement of the stacks in Van Pelt and to accommodate renovations related to the Special Collections Center, a series of collection shifts will occur this summer that will affect portions of all three stacks floors in the building. The shifts will begin in June with an estimated completion date in late August.

Collections that will be affected (in chronological order)

  • Lippincott Library stacks (3rd floor)
  • PS3519 to PZ (3rd floor)
  • Q to V (moving from 4th floor compact shelving to 3rd floor open shelving)
  • 900s (moving from 5th floor compact shelving to 4th floor compact shelving)
  • East Asia (5th floor)
  • C to G (5th floor)
Library staff will be available to assist patrons with access to materials throughout the summer. Please contact the Circulation Desk at 215-898-7566 or email

For more information:
Lori Rowland, Assistant Head of Access Services