The main entrance to the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is now open. Van Pelt Library and the Fisher Fine Arts Library are currently open to Penn Card holders, Penn affiliates, and certain visitors. See our Service Alerts for details.

Fisher Fine Arts Library Reading Room

Fisher Fine Arts Reading Room
  • Seng Tee Lee Reading Room (apse) 
  • Class of 1964 Reading Room

Our reading room may be one of the quietest places on campus, perfect for focused study or a meditative break.

Where to print, copy, scan

Accordion List

  • 136 seats
  • 25 tables seating 4, 6, or 8.
  • Lounge area with soft seating

  • No food is allowed in the Fisher Fine Arts Library.
  • Beverages in covered containers are allowed.

Location and Accessibility


For Wheelchairs

  • Sufficient doorway & hallway clearance
  • Automatic doors or no doors
  • Clearance to approach table
  • Table with accessible surface height, knee clearance, and leg clearance

Nearby Bathrooms

The accessible bathrooms are on the Lower Level.

  • Exit through the turnstile. Turn left to the elevator and take the elevator to the Lower Level.  
    1st floor plan showing the elevator
  • On the Lower Level, from the elevator, turn right to the bathrooms. For the women's room, turn right again around the water fountain. 
    Lower Level floor plan

Accessible Entrance

Fisher accessible entrance

Directions to the accessible entrance:   Word   |   PDF