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Vitale II Media Lab

The Vitale II Media Lab is the Book History and Digital Humanities (BH+DH) lab in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, located on the sixth floor of Van Pelt Library. Vitale II welcomes scholars of all levels who are working on projects at the intersection of BH+DH, providing space for collaboration and learning, for experimentation and creation, for people to come together to ask and answer questions.

Vitale II Media Lab meeting table.

The lab includes:

  • 4' x 6' movable whiteboard
  • 60" display screens & integrated computer system
  • Overhead Wolfvision camera for displaying rare materials on the screens
  • Digital projector
  • Six reconfigurable tables

Questions? Contact the lab manager at

Where to copy, print, and scan

Accordion List

Up to 15

Water is allowed in spill-resistant containers, if there are no special collections in the room. Food and other drinks are not allowed.


623 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 6th floor
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Floor plan
Campus map

Location and Accessibility


For Wheelchairs

  • Sufficient doorway & hallway clearance
  • Clearance to approach table

Orthopedic Accessibility

  • Chairs have adjustable height

Nearby Bathrooms

The women's and men's bathrooms have one accessible bathroom stall each. The bathrooms are located off the curator's corridor, north of the Kislak elevators. The nearest gender-neutral bathroom is on the 5th floor, west of the Kislak elevators. (see 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