Access to the College Green area of campus will be restricted until further notice. PennCard holders and some Penn affiliates may enter and exit Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center through the Rosengarten Undergraduate Study Center on the ground floor, and may enter and exit the Fisher Fine Arts Library through the 34th Street entrance to Meyerson Hall. See our Service Alerts for details.


Collection Description

A significant percentage of the art and art history collection is in languages other than English, including all major Western languages along with representative collections in Greek, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. In addition to trade and academic publications, the Fisher Fine Arts Library acquires gallery, museum, and heritage site publications as well as materials from smaller, independent publishers, artist collectives, and artist workshops. Art and history of art are also represented in the Fisher's Rare Book and Special Collections including first edition Japanese art photography monographs, artists' books, maps, original prints and drawings. In addition to print materials, the Fisher collects electronic resources, streaming videos, image collections, a web archive, and material samples. 


Doing Research

Begin the research process with Fisher's homepage or with our research guide.