Penn Libraries

Featured Collections

The Penn Libraries' global collections encompass hundreds of languages and scripts across a broad range of subject areas, preserving the rich cultural and scholarly record from Africa, East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and South Asia. Read about some of our unique recent acquisitions.

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Exploring Chinese Internet Literature

To more accurately reflect the diversity of literature in China, the Penn Libraries has made a special effort to add recent internet novels that have been published in print form to our collection.


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April 22, 2024

Earth Day/Greeting Card Printing: An Open Studio Event

Stop by the Common Press anytime between 2 and 6 pm to print your own set of greeting cards with themes that may include Earth Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and general greetings or appreciation. We will have designs ready to print on all our printing presses for you to choose from. No prior experience required!

  • 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Common Press, Fisher Fine Arts Library (Lower Level)
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
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April 23, 2024

Penn Walks 2 Wellness

Each Tuesday we will meet between The Button and the Ben Franklin Statue outside of Van Pelt Library.

This semester we invite participants to join us for a walk and are invited to share their interests and stories.

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Outside Van Pelt Library, Between the Button and Ben Franklin statue
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
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April 23, 2024

Grammar Table Pop-up

Ellen Jovin, author of the national bestseller Rebel with a Clause, will be bringing her traveling pop-up grammar advice stand—the Grammar Table—to Penn! 

  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Outside of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (near the Button)
Open to the Public