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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Award-Winning Children's Books

This new collection centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Find a selection on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

March Madness Battlebot Poster
  • Workshop
March 20, 2023

March Madness BattleBot Build

Are you interested in building a robot vehicle? Does competing in a robot showdown sound exciting? If so, join our 8 teams that will be assembling laser-cut battlebots to compete in our first-ever March Madness Battlebot Build and Competition event.

  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Education Commons TinkerLab
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
Catherine D'Ignazio
  • Lecture
March 21, 2023

Feminist Data Science in Action

In this talk, scholar and artist Catherine D’Ignazio will explore how data scientists, researchers, and planners who work with data and AI can use these tools in the service of equity, justice, and liberation.

  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Hybrid event: Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sixth floor; and on Zoom
Open to the Public
Mar 21
  • Workshop
March 21, 2023

Open Educational Resources

In this workshop, we'll talk about open educational resources as alternatives to traditional textbooks and other course materials.

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Online
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff