The Eugene Ormandy Music & Media Center is named for the long-term conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, whose professional papers, conducting scores, and recordings the Penn Libraries hold.
A space for large-group viewing related to film studies courses.
The Lower Level Seminar Room is a reservable classroom on the ground floor of the library, between the Materials Library and Common Press. Faculty and students may reserve the room for classes, workshops, or group study. Those from the Weitzman School of Design and the History of Art program will have priority over other users. To gain entry, see Fisher library staff.
Students in Weitzman School of Design and History of Art programs are eligible to apply for a carrel. Due to the limited number of carrels, graduate students in a PhD program or last year of Master’s study are given priority. Students at other points in these programs and seniors in the History of Art program embarking on their thesis will be placed on a wait list.
The Fisher Fine Arts Library's rare books room, formally called the Perkins Rare Books Library, is a collection of monuments of architectural publishing.
The Furness Shakespeare Library houses current scholarship in the Furness Collection, where it may be accessed during the hours Van Pelt-Dietrich Library is open. These books are non-circulating. Older materials in the Furness Collection must be consulted in the nearby Kislak Center Reading Room.