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Annenberg Library

Annenberg School for Communication Library

The Annenberg School for Communication Library contains both a reference and current awareness collection with particular strength in the areas of print media, film and video, telecommunications and broadcasting, mass media effects, cultural studies, political and health communication and communication in the developing world.
Biddle Law Library

Biddle Law Library-Nicole E. Tannenbaum Hall

The Biddle Law Library is located on four floors of the Law School's Tanenbaum Hall. Its collections and services support Law School programs in American, foreign and international law. Biddle's holdings include books, journals, reported judicial opinions, statutes, digests, citators and government documents.
Biomedical Library

Biomedical Library-Johnson Pavilion

The services and collections of the Biomedical Library support research, education, and patient care decisions for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Biomedical Graduate Studies and the Department of Biology. In addition to online databases, the Library provides fulltext networked e-journals, e-books, and PDA accessible content, as well as classes in accessing biomedical information.
Center for Judaic Studies

Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

The Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies (CAJSL) supports advanced research and scholarship in Judaic and Jewish Studies. CAJSL holdings cover Biblical and rabbinical literature, Jewish history and thought and Judaic Americana. There are more than 8,000 rare and unique artifacts, including Hebrew incunabula, early printed works, medieval codices, papyri, scrolls, archival collections and over 500 Cairo Genizah fragments.
Chemistry Library

Chemistry Library

The Chemistry Library primarily supports four areas of major faculty research: biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. The collection maintains 160 current journal subscriptions and has full runs of most of English-language core journals in chemistry.
Dental Library

Leon Levy Dental Medicine Library

The Dental School Library's collection covers all aspects of dental medicine and the related basic sciences. Areas of emphasis include oral biology, oral implantation, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The Library also provides access to a wide range of biomedical databases and an ever-expanding collection of fulltext electronic journals.
Engineering Library

Engineering Library-Towne Building

The Engineering Library collections cover bioengineering, biomolecular, chemical, electrical, mechanical and systems engineering, applied mechanics, materials science and engineering, and computer and information science. Web access to the major engineering and science databases, including Compendex, Science Citation Index, and INSPEC, is available to the Penn community.
Fisher Fine Arts Library

Fisher Fine Arts Library

The collections of the Fisher Fine Arts Library cover architecture, city planning, historic preservation, history of art, landscape architecture, the studio arts and urban design. They are increasingly global in scope. The Perkins Architectural Collection includes rare publications in the history and theory of architecture. A growing body of digital images is available for faculty and student use.
Lippincott Library

Lippincott Library

The Lippincott Library supports the Wharton School's faculty, students, and staff, and the Penn community at large, by providing resources and instruction on how to conduct business research. An innovative business FAQ gets researchers started, and follow-up can be conducted in person, or via email, IM or phone. Staff specializations include Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Management, Health Care Systems, Public Policy, Insurance and Risk Management, Real Estate, Corporate Histories, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Marketing, and International Business.
Math/Physics/Astronomy Library

Mathematics/Physics/Astronomy Library-David Rittenhouse Laboratory

The Math/Physics/Astronomy Library supports teaching and research conducted by faculty and students in mathematics and the sciences. The Library's collections are particularly strong in high-energy physics, astrophysics, topology, algebraic geometry and Riemannian geometry. Major electronic resources include indexes and abstracts to the literature, such as MathSci-Net, INSPEC, and the Science Citation Index.
Museum Library

Museum Library-University Museum, Academic Wing

The Museum Library, founded in 1898, is one of the most outstanding anthropological libraries in the world. Its collections support research, study, and teaching in anthropology and archaeology, and include materials in related disciplines such as folklore, linguistics, museology, ethnography and ethnographic art.
Music Library

Otto E. Albrecht Music Library

The Albrecht Music Library houses books, music scores, periodicals, microforms, and audio and video recordings. At the core of the collection are scores in both scholarly and performing editions, literature on music history and theory, and microforms of primary sources. The Library's manuscript holdings include the papers of Marian Anderson, Eugene Ormandy, Leopold Stowkowski and the Philadelphia Musical Fund Society archives.
Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds many unique printed books and extensive manuscript collections. The book collection is rich in primary resources supporting the study of philosophy, history, literature, and science, and includes items dating from the fifteenth century. The lives and times of several artists, writers, performers, and scholars are chronicled in the Library's manuscript collections, and major special collections include the Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Library in the History of Chemistry, the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, and the Henry Charles Lea Library of the Inquisition and Church History.
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

The Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Penn's main social sciences and humanities research library, provides teaching and seminar rooms, video viewing stations, over 200 networked computer workstations, exhibition galleries and a variety of group and individual study spaces, many offering wireless Internet connectivity. The building is home to the central Library administrative offices and houses four separate libraries: the Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School, the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library and the Van Pelt Library. The David B. Weigle Information Commons, the Vitale Digital Media Lab and the Goldstein Electronic Classroom and the Class of '55 Conference Room enhance the use of the Libraries' print and electronic resources in technology-rich environments.
Veterinary Library-Dupont

Jean Austin duPont Veterinary Medicine Library-New Bolton Center

The Veterinary School Libraries on Penn's campus and at the New Bolton Center support teaching, research and patient care for all phases of veterinary medicine and surgery. The Jean Austin duPont Library collection at the New Bolton Center emphasizes large animals and aquaculture.
Steven W. Atwood Library and Information Commons-Vernon and Shirley Hill Pavilion Building

Steven W. Atwood Library and Information Commons

The staff at the Steven W. Atwood Library and Information Commons, located in the Vernon and Shirley Hill Pavilion Building, support faculty and students engaged in the health and healing of small animals. Librarians offer individualized consultations and database training sessions for researchers here and at the New Bolton Center.