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Return to Campus: Phased Service Availability

Return to Campus: Phased Service Availability

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Last updated: Monday, Jun 14, 2021, 10:30 AM

As the City of Philadelphia lifts physical distancing requirements and the University of Pennsylvania prepares for a full reopening in the fall, the Penn Libraries continues to expand on-site access for students, faculty, and staff. See the FAQ below for details.

Summer on-site services include seat reservations and stacks-browsing appointments in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and appointments for use of the Kislak Center's Charles K. MacDonald Reading Room. Find the latest information below, or view a summary on the Penn Libraries News blog.

At this time, the Penn Libraries expects to open all locations by the beginning of the fall semester. Details on fall operations, including updated stacks-browsing and checkout operations, access to individual library spaces, and course reserves, will be shared on this page by early July.

We also continue to offer services to support remote teaching, research, and learning. Please see our Virtual Support page for information on accessing digital content, collaborating with research partners, and directly consulting with librarians.

Important Note: At every point the safety of our staff and our users is our top priority. At this time most Penn Libraries buildings remain closed, and in-person events are cancelled until further notice. All services are subject to change; revisions will be made as necessary with guidance from the University of Pennsylvania, city and state officials, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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