The University Library that Benjamin Franklin founded - one of the first in the country - is the only Penn institution to have been in continuous operation since 1750. Today, the Penn Libraries and their staff play a critical role in the ecology of teaching and learning, connecting people with vitally important information; binding together networks of scholars. A gift to the Libraries aids every student, every faculty, every school. And in this it's tempting to see Franklin's democratic genius at work. For through one simple gesture, a place of great diversity is united to the benefit of all. The Libraries of tomorrow will be laboratories for learning, rich in information access, talented staff, and the capacity for innovation. Explore these options for giving to the Penn Libraries and help us chart a path to the future.