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.

Class of 1937 Memorial Reading Room for Graduate Students

A reading room with scattered chairs, a couch, and a four-seat table.

Quiet study area for graduate students only. A PennCard is required to enter.

If your PennCard does not provide access to this space and you believe this to be in error, visit the circulation desk on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

Where to print, copy, scan

Accordion List

  • 34 carrels
  • 2 tables with 4 chairs each
  • Soft seating for 8

Location and Accessibility


For Wheelchairs

  • Sufficient doorway & hallway clearance
  • Clearance to approach table
  • Table with accessible surface height, knee clearance, and leg clearance


  • Natural and/or non-fluorescent light

Nearby Bathrooms

1 large gender-neutral, accessible bathroom and a lactation room are located near the 5th floor east bank of elevators. 4 gender-neutral, accessible bathrooms are located in the 5th floor west elevator lobby. (see floorplan)

Accessible Entrance

Accessible entrance on the ground floor. A brick walk leads from the north side of Levy Park to the accessible door. At the end of the walk are 2 doors. The accessible door is on the right.

Directions to the accessible entrance:   Word   |   PDF