- Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books
- Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library (Furness Shakespeare Library)
- Literature in English Collection
- Literature in English Collection Development Policy
- Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia collections
- Shakespearean Performance and Shakespeareana Online
- Spanish Drama of the Golden Age
Through physical and online resources, the Theatre Arts collection supports a wide range of work in set design, lighting, costume design, historical production research, and more. A particular collection strength lies in Shakespearean and early modern theatre, housed largely in the Furness Shakespeare Library.
The Furness Shakespeare Library houses current scholarship in the Furness Collection, where it may be accessed during the hours Van Pelt-Dietrich Library is open. These books are non-circulating. Older materials in the Furness Collection must be consulted in the nearby Kislak Center Reading Room.