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Services for Patrons With Disabilities

It is the mission of the University of Pennsylvania Library to provide equal access to information for all Penn students, faculty and staff. The Library has made provisions to assist patrons with disabilities in accessing, retrieving and using library materials.

Staff Contacts

Ancil George, (215) 898-2316, ancil@pobox.upenn.edu
Community Outreach Librarian, Access Services
Coordinator of library service for patrons with disabilities

Susan Shapiro - voice: (215) 573-9235; TDD: (215) 746-6320
Student Disabilities Services

Pick up books

Arrangements can be made to pick up departmental library books at the Van Pelt Library.
Please Contact:

Books by Mail

For a summary of this service, please see the Books by Mail page. Please contact Office of Student Disabilities Services to inquire about eligibility.

Library Specific Building Access and Services

All school and departmental libraries are accessible. Information and maps on barrier free access paths for each library is available. On the campus map of libraries:

  • For information about a specific library, click on the library name in right sidebar list. A popup window will be displayed.
  • Click the Accessibility link to see a PDF with accessibility details.
The following libraries provide additional information about services for persons with disabilities:

Annenberg
215-898-7027
Map
Biddle
215-898-7478
Map
Biomedical
215-898-5818
Map
Chemistry
215-898-2177
Map
Library at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-238-1290
Map
Dental
215-898-8969
Map
Education Commons
215-898-7266
Map
Fine Arts
215-898-8325
Map
Kislak Center (in Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center)
215-898-7088
Map
LIBRA
31 Phoenix Dr.
West Deptford, NJ 08086
(856) 381-4025
Map
Lippincott@Wharton
215-898-5924
Map
Math/Physics/Astronomy
215-898-8173
Map
Museum
215-898-4021
Map
Music (in Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center)
215-898-6248
Map
Rare Book and Manuscript (in Kislak Center, Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center)
215-746-5825
Map
Van Pelt
215-898-7555
Map
Veterinary: Campus
215-898-8874
Map
Veterinary: New Bolton Center
610-925-6235
Map
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