Address and Contact Information

209 S. 33rd St.Philadelphia, PA 19104-6317
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General Information

  • Access to the library is unrestricted on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 5 to 10 p.m., access is restricted to holders of PennCards, Drexel IDs, Library Courtesy Cards, and Penn alumni cards. Weekend access is restricted to PennCard holders.
  • Directions from the main entrance of the David Rittenhouse Laboratory: From the main 33rd Street entrance, take the stairs straight ahead to the third floor. Turn left and go straight through the double-doors. Turn right, and the library is approximately halfway down the hall.

For Students, Faculty, and Staff Associated with the University of Pennsylvania

  • Undergraduate students and faculty automatically have access to the David Rittenhouse Laboratory added to their PennCard.
  • Graduate students do not automatically have access. If you are a graduate student requiring library access on weekends please contact the building administrator, Jim Nixon at in advance. State that you want DRL access on weekends and give your PennCard number. Your card will then be validated for building access.