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.


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In 1998, Rebecca Pepper Sinkler, College of General Studies 1975, L.H.D. 1991, established a Library fund in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Penn Library.

Editor of the New York Times Book Review for six years, Ms. Sinkler was an enthusiastic Penn Library Overseer, who understood the importance of the Library to the Penn community.