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The Penn Library traces its origins to Benjamin Franklin, and the year 1750, when the first donation of books was recorded. Two books, to be exact.

Since then, the Library has grown to contain over 5,000,000 volumes, housed in 15 libraries, and is regarded as one of the nation's great academic research centers. An early pioneer in the computerization of records, the Penn Library is now considered a leader in the digitization of text, images, and the integration of search-and-retrieval systems.

But the most important hallmark of the Penn Library is its ethic of service. Whether at the desk, on the floor, on-line, or behind the scenes, our librarians make every effort to assist patrons in their quest for information.

We invite you to make a gift to the University of Pennsylvania Library. You will receive invitations to Library events, as well as updates on new offerings and new services. Most important, Library Friends know that they are helping to sustain a valuable scholarly resource for the students and faculty of today, and for generations to come.

$1,000 gifts in support of the Penn Library annual fund entitle you to membership in Penn's Red and Blue Society.

$2,500+ gifts entitle you to membership in the Benjamin Franklin Society.

You may make a gift in honor or memory of a special person.

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Some thoughts from Martin Meyerson on being a Library Friend