The Penn Library Collections at 250
With its five million printed volumes, millions of manu-script items, and hundreds of electronic databases, the University of Pennsylvania Library is a library of libraries. Since its founding 250 years ago in 1750, the Library has developed into a major research institution whose collections serve scholars at Penn and around the world. If the Library is a library of libraries, its history is a not a single narrative but a congeries of stories. As the Library celebrates its 250th anniversary, we have chosen to return to our history as an institution with this exhibition.
Browse the virtual exhibition.