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.


Close up of orrery built by David Rittenhouse in 1770


Our Mission and History


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Ramusio, Giovanni Battista. Secondo Volume Delle Nauigationi Et Viaggi Nel Quale Si Contengono L'historia Delle Cose De Tartari, & Diuersi Fatti De Loro Imperatori, Descritta Da M. Marco Polo Gentilhuomo Venetiano, & Da Hayton Armeno. 1559.


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Location and Accessibility


The accessible entrance of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center opens into the Goldstein Undergraduate Study Center. This entrance is on the ground floor of the building facing Blanche P. Levy Park and College Hall. A wheelchair accessible doorbell is located on the railing leading toward the door.

Additional Information

Accessible Entrance

Accessible entrance on the ground floor. A brick walk leads from the north side of Levy Park to the accessible door. At the end of the walk are 2 doors. The accessible door is on the right.

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