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.

Moelis Family Grand Reading Room

People studying by the felt wall of the Reading Room. Cushioned seats and reading lamps line the long wooden tables.

Accordion List

84, plus 13 soft seats

Soft seating

No food or drink, except for water in a sealed container.

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

  • Men's and women's bathrooms, each with an accessible stall, are located near the 2nd floor east elevators (2nd floor plan).
  • 2 gender neutral, accessible bathrooms are located near the east elevator lobby of the 3rd floor (3rd floor plan).
  • There are no bathrooms on the 1st floor.

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