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Mark's Café

Located on the ground floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Mark's Café is very popular among library users. It is named for Mark Goldstein (C'83), Penn alumnus and son of former Penn Libraries Board of Advisors member Bernard Goldstein (W'53).

Seating in the café. In the background are shelves of food and a self-checkout machine.

The menu at Mark's Café includes a variety of coffee drinks, snacks, & light fare.

Café environs, where visitors can eat, drink, chat, and think, include indoor seating for 34 and outdoor seating for 44 with wireless and wired Internet connections.

Where to print, copy, scan

Accordion List

  • 34 indoor
  • 44 outdoor

All self-service

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

Orthopedic Accessibility

  • Chairs have adjustable height


  • Natural and/or non-fluorescent light

Nearby Bathrooms

The ground floor bathrooms are being renovated. Nearest accessible bathrooms are on the 2nd floor east (see floor plan).

Gender-neutral, accessible bathrooms are located on the third, fourth, and fifth floors west of the elevators (see all Van Pelt-Dietrich floor plans).

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