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.

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Our History

Discover how we got started and where we're headed.

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School Library Partnerships

Learn about our collaboratively run school library spaces and check out our guides and training materials.

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Our Work with Students

Learn about our University of Pennsylvania work-study student team and find out how to become part of it.

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Collection Development

Explore our process for collecting books for school libraries and access some of our curated collections virtually!

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Meet the community and Penn partners that make our work possible

Contact Us

Location: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 5th floor, Office 528

Phone: 215-898-2316