Access information for the Fisher Fine Arts Library

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General access

Restricted access

Access for guests & visitors

Requesting items

Need a book that has LIBRA as the location? That's the library storage facility. You can read this guide about requesting items from LIBRA, or consult the Libraries' list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Need a book that's not in Penn Libraries? You can use WorldCat or database information to request from other schools, through BorrowDirect, EZBorrow, or Inter-Library Loan (ILL).

Need a book that's at Penn but designated as rare? Request to view it through your Research Account for Special Collections.

If you would like to suggest a title be added to the Penn Libraries collection, fill out the online Purchase Request form.

Accessible entrance

Fine Arts Building accessible entrance

The Fisher Fine Arts Library ADA entrance is located opposite the Irvine Hall Parking Lot.  The door is open to the public from 9am to 5pm.  After 5pm, only the Penn Community has Penn ID swipe access into the building through this entrance. 

Once through the entrance, patrons make a left down the Durhing wing hallway and follow the hallway to the elevator.  They then take the elevator to the first floor to access the library through its main entrance. For assistance, please call 215-898-8325.

Library orientation


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Fisher Fine Arts Library is a no-food zone.  The Guard will check bags upon entry to ensure food is not brought into the library.  Patrons with food may store their meals in a designated cabinet outside of the library.  If patrons are found with food in the library, they will be asked to take it outside of the library.  Security will be called upon to assist if a patron fails to comply.

No Talking on Cell Phones.  The Fisher is a quiet study space and anyone talking on their cell phones in the reading room areas, carrels, stairwells, or stacks, will be asked to leave the library to complete the call.