The rich cache of information at the Penn Libraries shapes the experience of everyone in the Penn community, from a freshman eager to push the boundaries of scholarship to a faculty member striving for excellence in research.

Information underpins the University's aims of innovation, impact and inclusion.


- H. Carton Rogers, Vice Provost & Director of Libraries

The Penn Libraries’ extensive and heavily used collections—some of the finest in the world—span all formats, from print materials to audio recordings and films, along with digital journals and digitized holdings. Rising costs in print and digital information challenge the Penn Libraries to evolve with the changing information needs of our constituents. At the Penn Libraries, we embrace this challenge because information drives the creation of new knowledge.

By making a contribution toward acquisitions, conservation and digitization, or by giving gifts in kind, you will enhance the information resources at the Penn Libraries' and make an impact on expanding our understanding of the world.

Leadership level gifts and commitments confer membership to the Penn Libraries' giving society, the Orrery Society