Ask a Question

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.

Copy, Print, and Scan

Copying, printing, and scanning are available at library locations across campus.

Digital Scholarship Tools and Methods

Ever wanted to curate a multimodal digital exhibit, build an annotatable digital edition, or learn how to create interactive maps, timelines, and narratives? Research Data and Digital Scholarship staff are here to help you plan, build, and launch sustainable, accessible, and impactful projects that will help scholars, students, and members of the public engage with your research.

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.

Media Production Support

Getting ready to launch your podcast or record a video? Find equipment, software, and one-on-one assistance at the Vitale Digital Media Lab! Video cameras, DSLRs, lenses, microphones, projectors, phone and laptop chargers, and much more are available for both academic and personal use. Borrow equipment to use outside the library; take advantage of high-end workstations equipped with a wide range of media software; and visit the Hechtman Recording Studio, which is fully equipped with professional equipment suitable for photography, video, and audio production.

Newspaper Subscriptions

The Penn Libraries hosts subscriptions for several major newspaper websites and mobile applications.