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.

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  • Workshop
April 2, 2023

Intro to Letterpress Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of setting type and letterpress printing on our Vandercook cylinder presses. We will also discuss alternatives to setting type for printing on the press (photopolymer plates, linoleum, pressure printing). Required as a prerequisite for printing on the Vandercook on independent projects. Registration is required.

  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Common Press, Fisher Fine Arts, Lower Level
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
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  • Workshop
April 3, 2023

Board Game Study Break at the PDM Library

Stop by to play some card and board games! Walk-ins welcome.

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Evans Bldg, LL02A - Dental
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff