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.

Van Pelt Carrels

Assigned carrels: Most carrels are shared by two people, each having an individual shelf for library books. Others may sit at carrels when they are not being used by the carrel holder, but carrel holders have seating priority at their own carrels.

Image of carrels in Van Pelt

3rd & 4th floors of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Class of 1944 Carrel Center (3000 - 3041, VP-DLC 3 East)
Carrels 3100 - 3170 (VP-DLC 3 East)
Carrels 3200 - 3256 (VP-DLC 3 West)
Carrels 3400 - 3434 (VP-DLC 3)
Carrels 3500 - 3510 (VP-DLC 3 East)
Carrels 4000 - 4044 (VP-DLC 4 East)
Carrels 4100 - 4180 (VP-DLC 4 East)
Carrels 4200 - 4207 (VP-DLC 4 West)
Carrels 4400 - 4468 (VP-DLC 4)


Carrels may be reserved by students on the first day of the academic year and may be renewed for the summer. Any requests made before that date will not be filled. Please consult Circulation Staff for rules and restrictions.

STUDY Carrel Registration Form

Books charged to carrels

Students may charge circulating library books to their carrels. Books may not be taken from the building while they are charged to a carrel, but may be recalled by other users.

Where to print, copy, scan

Accordion List


Location and Accessibility


For Wheelchairs

  • Sufficient doorway & hallway clearance
  • Automatic doors or no doors


  • Natural and/or non-fluorescent light

Nearby Bathrooms

  • On the 3rd floor, accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms are located near the east elevators and in the west elevator lobby (3rd floor plan).
  • On the 4th floor, accessible, gender-neutral bathrooms are located near the east elevators and just off the west elevator lobby (4th floor plan).

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