Ground Floor

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Description of the floor plan

Accessible entrance

The accessible entrance to the building is located on the south side of the ground floor's east wing. A railing is on the right as you approach the entrance. A door-opening plate is mounted at the end of the railing farthest from the door.

The entrance is to the left of the railing. To reach the bookdrop, walk with the railing on your left. The bookdrop and the entrance are adjacent along the wall, but access to them is separate because of the railing.

This entrance gives access to the Goldstein Undergraduate Study Center (USC) and the Rosengarten Quiet Study Center. These areas may have extended hours and are open all night Sunday through Friday during the academically busy weeks of the year: See the hours calendar.

Elevators

Elevators are west of the 2 spaces.

Bathrooms

Bathrooms doors are on the southwest wall. Each s ingle-gender bathrooms has multiple stalls, with one wheelchair accessible stall.

Mark's Cafe

Mark's Cafe entrance through the west wall, south of the elevators.

What's in the Undergrad Study Center?

On the northwest are: Class of 1963 Group Study Suite, Rooms G101.7, G101.8, G101.9, G101.10, Assistive Technologies Room G101.11, Libraries Technology Center. On the south: Pickup lockers and Ebert Lounge.

Rosengarten Quiet Study Center

The Rosengarten Quiet Study Center is north of the USC. The 2 spaces are separated by a row of rooms and a large curved reception desk (currently unused) all extending from the west side.

What's in the Rosengarten Quiet Study Center?

On the north side: Brownlee Group Study Suite (Rooms G101.2 G101.3) Stovall Dickey Group Study Room (Room G101.1), newspapers, PennCash and copy room. On the southeast: Long Island Friends of Penn Computer Area.

Staff spaces on the ground floor

Glossberg Staff Lounge, SCETI (Schoenberg Center for Text & Image), and the LTS Conference Room in the Technology Center.

First Floor

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First floor, east wind and connector between wings:

  • Moelis Family Grand Reading Room
  • popular magazines
  • reference stacks
  • the Collaborative Classroom
  • Government Documents
  • Goldstein Electronic Classroom (Room 114)
  • ,
  • Kamin Gallery
  • Card Catalog
  • PennCash center
  • Class of 1964 Electronic Look-up Center
  • Moelis Lounge
  • Moelis Electronic Research Center
  • Information Desk
  • Circulation
  • Current Periodicals
  • Class of 1963 Microtext Center
  • Daily Newspapers
  • New Books
  • New York Times (NYT) Best Sellers
  • S. T. Lee Lounge
  • Interactive Learning Porch

First floor west wing

  • The David B. Weigle Information Commons - including
    • Group Study Rooms (Rooms 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129), Julia & Edward P. Mally Group Study Room, Richard R. Beeman Group Study Room, Class of 1978 Group Study Room, Class of 1983 Group Study Room; Annie, Pamela, Ian, & Jeffrey L. Seltzer Family Group Study Room; Charles Dickey Group Study Room
    • Alcoves: Lenova/Microsoft Alcove, Sandra Kerbel Memorial Alcove
    • Data diners & study booths: Class of 1967 Data Diner, Class of 1973 Study Booths, Class of 1975 Consultation Booth
    • Class of 1968 Seminar Room
    • The Teaching Research, & Learning (TRL) consultation rooms and offices.
  • the Alberto Vitale Digital Media Lab
  • The Center for Teaching & Learning
  • The Online Learning Initiative
  • The Learning Analytics offices.

Bathrooms

There are no bathrooms on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. The Libraries' biggest bathrooms are located on the ground floor.

Second Floor

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Description of the floor plan

The second floor holds the Class of 1955 Conference Room, historical children's Books display, Meyerson Conference Center, Ford Alcove, and men's and women's bathrooms. Staff spaces include the Web Unit, Business Office, Human Resources Office, Interlibrary loan (ILL) Office, Offices of Collections & Liaison Services, Office of the Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, and Advancement Offices. The Lippincott Library of the Wharton School occupies most of the west wing of the second floor. Lippincott spaces include the Class of 1971 Lounge, Snyder Computer Area, Peck Collection, Class of 1956 Computer Area, Glossberg Seminar Room, Yablon Financial Resources Lab, Lippincott Library Seminar Room (22), A. Edward Allinson Group Study Room Vitale Group Study Room, Class of 1941 Group Study Room, Class of 1953 Group Study Suite, and Class of 1955 Consultation Room, and a single, accessible, gender-neutral bathroom at the west end.

Third Floor

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Description of the floor plan

The third floor holds Library Technology Services, Faculty Studies, Lippincott Library Stacks, stacks: A, NX, P, Q-V, Z; PennCash Center, Photocopy Office, Class of 1952 Lounge, Class of 1944 Carrel Center, Carrels, Class of 1974 Classics Resource Room, Class of 1954 Teaching Seminar Room, Class of 1964 Group Study Suite, Class of 1979 Africana Resource Room, Class of 1985 Study Lounge & mobis, gender-neutral, accessible bathrooms. Staff areas include Library Technology Services & LTS Conference Room.

Fourth Floor

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First floor, east wind and connector between wings:

  • Moelis Family Grand Reading Room
  • popular magazines
  • reference stacks
  • the Collaborative Classroom
  • Government Documents
  • Goldstein Electronic Classroom (Room 114)
  • ,
  • Kamin Gallery
  • Card Catalog
  • PennCash center
  • Class of 1964 Electronic Look-up Center
  • Moelis Lounge
  • Moelis Electronic Research Center
  • Information Desk
  • Circulation
  • Current Periodicals
  • Class of 1963 Microtext Center
  • Daily Newspapers
  • New Books
  • New York Times (NYT) Best Sellers
  • S. T. Lee Lounge
  • Interactive Learning Porch

Description of the floor plan

The fourth floor holds the Otto Albrecht Music Library, stacks: B, H, J-L, M, Dewey 900s, and Folios; Freedman Jewish Sound Archive, Marian Anderson Music Study Center, Bodek Conference Room, Folio Room 452, Faculty Studies, Film Viewing Rooms, Film Studies Classroom Room (425), Glossberg Recording Suite, Class of 1958 Audio Lab, Eugene Ormandy Media Center (Room 424), Yarnall Collection, PennCash Center, Class of 2003 Parents Study Lounge, Class of 2003 Parents Group Study Room, Class of 1928 Lounge, Class of 1973 Group Study Room, David B. Weigle Judaica/Ancient Near East Seminar Room (JANES, Room 401), Weigle Teaching Room 402, Weigle Group Suite (Rooms 403 and 404), Weigle Medieval Studies Room (405), men's and women's bathrooms; gender-neutral, accessible bathrooms

Fifth Floor

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Description of the floor plan

The fifth floor, at the far east end are Special Collections climate controlled secure stacks and the Kislak Center Hallway (quiet study). Staff areas include Exhibits Office, Steven Miller Conservation Laboratory, Special Collections Processing. On the west end along north and south walls are the Area Studies offices and rooms: East Asia Collecion, South Asia Seminar Room, Derk Bodde East Asian Studies Seminar Room (526), Middle East Seminar Room, American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Photo Archive. Also on this floor are Faculty Studies, Stacks: C-G, the Class of 1937 Memorial Reading Room, carrels, men's and women's bathrooms; a gender-neutral, accessible bathroom, and a nursing room.

Sixth Floor

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Description of the floor plan

The sixth floor houses the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts; the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), the Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, the Benjamin Rittenhouse Orrery, the Lea Library, the Goldstein Family Gallery, the Vitale II Digital Media Lab, the Furness Shakespeare Library, the Moelis Reading Terrace, The Bennett/Gershwind Terrace, Snyder Grenader Alcove, Hoesley Book Holding Room, Hikawa/Windreich Family Reception/Consultation Room, Goldman Study Room, 2010 Parents Study Room, Polan Family Study Room, Class of 1967 Franklin Corner, Adler/Lachs Family Seminar Room, Cusack Family Seminar Room, men's and women's bathrooms. Staff spaces include the Glossberg Director's Office, Class of 1978 Curator's Office, Class of 1982 Curator's Office.

Stacks Directory

 
 

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Center Stack Directory

 

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Call number letter Library of Congress classification Floor and wing of building
A General Works 3 West
B Philosophy, Psychology, Religion 4 East
C History: Auxiliary Sciences 5 East
D History: General and European 5 East & West
E History: United States 5 West
F History: Western Hemisphere 5 West
G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation 5 West
H Social Science, Economics, Sociology 4 East
J Political Science 4 East & West
K Law 4 West
L Education 4 West
M Music 4 West
NX Fine Arts Multidisciplinary 3 East
P Literature and Languages 3 East & West
Q Science 3 West
R Medicine 3 West
S Agriculture 3 West
T Technology 3 West
U Military Science 3 West
V Naval Science 3 West
Z Bibliography and Library Science 3 West
 

Lippincott Books

Located on Floors 2 & 3, West

 

For More Information

If the book you want is not on the shelf and is not charged out, check

  • the book sorting areas facing the east elevators on floors 3 & 4
  • the book trucks on floors 3 - 5
  • Copy machine areas in 1 East and on floor 3
OR fill out a search form (at the Circulation Desk or in the elevator lobbies in the stacks).
OR use the "Report it missing" link in Franklin.

 

 

 

 

 

Special Locations in Van Pelt

 

If a book’s call number contains one of the prefixes listed below, then that book is in a Special Location.

Prefix Special Location
Bestsellers Lee Lounge, 1 East
East Asia East Asia Collection 5 West
East Asia Comics East Asia Collection, 5 West
E. F. Smith Use "Request to View" in Franklin Catalog
Folio Oversized book, 4 West
Furness Furness Shakespeare Library, 6 East
Kislak Center Use "Request to View" in Franklin Catalog
Lea Library Use "Request to View" in Franklin Catalog
Lippincott, Lipp Lippincott Library, 2 & 3 West
Marian Anderson 4 West Music Study Center
New Book Display Van Pelt-Dietrich Lobby
Ormandy Music &
Media Center
4 West
Reserve Van Pelt-Dietrich Reserve Desk, 1 East
Special Use "Request to View" in Franklin Catalog
LIBRA LIBRA Collection. Use "Place
Request" in Franklin Catalog
Videos Request at Circulation Desk, 1 East
Yarnall Yarnall Collection, 4 West
Naval Science 3 West
Bibliography and
Library Science
3 West
 

Seminar Rooms in Van Pelt

(Books do not circulate.)

Seminar Room Floor and wing of building
Africana Studies 3 East
Classics 3 East
East Asia 5 West
Judaica/Ancient Near East 4 East
Medieval Studies 4 East
Middle East 5 West
Marian Anderson (Music) 4 West
South Asia Studies Reading Room 5 West
 
7/12/22
 

Book Drop and Accessible Entrance

Campus map showing the approach to the Van Pelt book drop

Van Pelt Library is located between 34th and 36th streets below Walnut. To reach the front of the building, walk down the 36th street walk from 36th street or Woodland walk from 34th street. When you are facing the stairs to the first floor main entrance, the book drop and the accessible entrance are on the right side of the building on the ground floor.

Van Pelt Accessible Entrance and Book Drop Wide Shot

Van Pelt Accessible Entrance and Book Drop Close Up