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Have a question about anything Penn Libraries, from the policies of a specific library building to help finding a book or article? Get in touch!

Borrow Equipment

Borrow more than just books! Check out equipment you may need for papers, projects, or research – or that you just want to try out – ranging from audio recording devices, to binoculars, to VR cameras.

Data Visualization and Analysis Support

Need assistance making meaning out of data? Our librarians offer training in tools and methods for working with qualitative and quantitative data, from cleaning and analysis to mapping and visualization. If you need access to software for statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), qualitative analysis (NVivo), or geospatial work (ArcGIS, QGIS), we’ve got that too!

Find a Space

Find a place to work, study, create, and collaborate in the Penn Libraries! Our library locations offer designated areas for quiet study; reservable rooms and booths for group study; computers, monitors, and other technology, including accommodations for disabilities; and different kinds of seating, lighting, and software to suit your needs.

Knowledge Synthesis Service

Librarians from multiple fields, including the health sciences, social sciences, business, communication, and engineering, can provide support for interdisciplinary research activities.

Managing Citations

Find information, support, and workshops on citation management tools, which help you keep track of articles and books as you find them, tag and annotate them, and easily create citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or other writing software.

Publishing Support for Authors

Find workshops, 1:1 information sessions, and online guides to help you navigate the academic publishing world and process, covering topics such as Copyright, Citation Best Practices, Creative Commons Licenses, Choosing a Journal, Author Profiles, and Plagiarism.

Request a Collections Purchase

Wish something that you've read or used could be added to our collection? We welcome purchase suggestions from members of the Penn community.