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.


Collection Description

The print collection is housed in the Van Pelt Library, with the book collection comprising much of the material located at Library of Congress call numbers beginning with Q (science), T (technology), and some RA (public health). A very small number of print and electronic periodical subscriptions are also supported.


Doing Research

The collection is not intended to support academic research but can be used as an introduction to scientific topics and as a springboard to more advanced material. Good starting points would be: