The Penn Libraries’ diverse and distinctive collections are the lifeblood of the University’s teaching, research, and learning enterprise. Our extensive and heavily-used information resources — some of the finest in the world— span all formats, including print materials, electronic journals, audio recordings, films, and digitized holdings. These materials fuel the transformative scholarship emerging from Penn and establish the Penn Libraries as an international destination for global scholarship. Your support allows us to expand the diversity and accessibility of our resources in order to meet and exceed the ever-evolving needs of our community of students, faculty, and researchers.
Guided by the Penn Libraries vision, mission, and strategic priorities, a team of library leaders, curators, and bibliographers has identified five forward-looking areas of strength and opportunity within our special and area studies collections. Your support will help distinguish the Penn Libraries — and Penn more broadly — as a global leader in future scholarship on these thematic areas.
The 2022 Orrery Society Annual Report highlights recent collections acquisitions made possible by generous supporters of information resources at Penn. These strategic acquisitions ensure our collections stay abreast of global trends and research interests, fueling Penn’s academic enterprise.
We are tremendously grateful to the individuals, families, and classes who have supported the Penn Libraries through acquisition funds and gifts related to collections. Read more about established funds and view titles purchased as a result of donor support.