The main entrance to the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is now open. Van Pelt Library and the Fisher Fine Arts Library are currently open to Penn Card holders, Penn affiliates, and certain visitors. See our Service Alerts for details.

About Our Collections

Our collections represent the Penn Libraries’ vast information resources as well as the preservation of those resources in many forms. Books, journals, and other printed and digital materials join carefully curated artifacts of cultural and human heritage to advance research and scholarship at Penn and beyond.

Students look at special collection folios in the Museum Library
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Collage of Manuscripts from the Collection.
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A lecture in the Henry Charles Lea Library.