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Middle Eastern Studies Seminar Room

Room 523
Van Pelt-Dietrich Libary Center

Teaching in the Middle East Seminar Room

The Middle East Seminar Room can accommodate small classes (12-16 persons) during the academic year, and can be reserved by faculty. Priority is given to faculty who need to make use of the room's resources.

Aside from access to the room's 2,000-volume collection, faculty teaching in the room can arrange to have supplemental materials placed in the room on temporary reserve for the semester. There is a fully-networked computer workstation and a whiteboard is also available for use. 

For further information, please contact the Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, hkhughes@upenn.edu.


room seats twelve at the table, six at the carrels and two in easy chairs.
Computer work station

The room manager will email you with the status of your request.

Computer work station


For wheelchairs

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

Orthopedic accessibility

Chairs have adjustable height.
Tables have adjustable height.


Natural and/or non-fluorescent lighting.

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 5th floor plan of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center