Address and Contact Information

209 S. 33rd St.Philadelphia, PA 19104-6317
215-898-8173
mpalib@pobox.upenn.edu
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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 jnixon@sas.upenn.edu in advance. State that you want DRL access on weekends and give your PennCard number. Your card will then be validated for building access.