On Sunday, December 10, 2023, 12:00 - 2:00 AM, Franklin, Colenda, and other Libraries applications may be unavailable due to a necessary system upgrade. Articles+ will be unaffected.


  • Books by Mail

    For a summary of this service, please see the Books by Mail page. Please contact Aaron Spector in the Office of Student Disabilities Services to inquire about eligibility.

  • Alternative format materials requests

    If you need any library materials converted into an accessible format, please send an email request to ALT@upenn.libanswers.com and include the item information and type of remediation needed (e.g. accessible PDF, captions, transcription, image description).

  • SensusAccess

    SensusAccess is an easy-to-use OCR tool that allows users to transform documents into many formats, including MP3, DAISY, EPUB, and digital Braille. Penn now has a subscription for all university students, faculty, and staff:

Group on Library Diversity (GOLD)

The Group on Library Diversity (GOLD) supports the University of Pennsylvania Libraries Diversity Statement, including its commitment to foster and ensure a welcoming and respectful environment for all library staff and users.

Contact: Rebecca Stuhr

GOLD Website