Gift of the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books Sets Penn Libraries Apart (April 11, 2019)

Manuscript Scholar and Open Data Advocate Dr. William Noel Appointed to Associate Vice Provost for External Partnerships at the Penn Libraries (February 26, 2019)

Centering the Librarian in Patient Care: In Conversation with Kathleen Fox, Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship (February 22, 2019)

Major Collection Focusing on African American Women, Cookery, and Children’s Literature Comes to Penn Libraries (February 18, 2019)

Penn Libraries’ Dr. Will Noel Selected to Deliver Prestigious Lecture Series at Cambridge (February 5, 2019)

Dr. Jennifer Garcon has been Appointed as the Penn Libraries’ Bollinger Fellow in Public and Community Data Curation (January 23rd, 2019)


On January 1st, 2019, the Penn Libraries Invites you to Party Like It's 1923 (December 20th, 2018)

Uncovering the Unsung Heroes of Philadelphia Theater History through People-Powered Scholarship at the Penn Libraries (December 18th, 2018)

Penn Libraries' Acquisition of Laurence Sterne Materials Fortifies 18th Century Literature Collection (December 13, 2018)

New Digital Strategies Librarian Pushes the Boundaries of Knowledge Creation at the Penn Libraries (October 26, 2018)

Request for Proposals-BorrowDirect Shared Index (October 26, 2018)

Penn Libraries to Host Fall Symposium and Celebration in Honor of Marian Anderson, Musician and Citizen of the World (October 25, 2018)

Distinguished Historian Dr. Carlo Ginzburg to Deliver 2018 Rosenbach Lectures, “Fossils, Apes, Humans: A Chapter in the History of Science, Revisited,” at the Penn Libraries (September 12, 2018)

With Help from the Pine Tree Foundation, the Penn Libraries will Bring Books to Life for Local Schoolchildren (September 12, 2018)

Hands-On Exploration Encouraged in New Penn Libraries Space Dedicated to Understanding Materials (September 11, 2018)

This Fall, the Penn Libraries Showcases Intrepid Women Who Made their Mark (August 27, 2018)

“Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy” Begins a New Chapter for the Penn Libraries on the Philadelphia Arts & Culture Scene (July 20, 2018)

A Love Story Fifty Years in the Making Drives Scholarship and Advocacy (May 20, 2018)

A $3 Million Endowment Gift Names Penn’s Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Position (May 16, 2018)

“Trumped: Cartooning in the Age of the Donald Trump Presidency," the 2018 Lorraine Beitler Collection Lecture (May 7, 2018)

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the Fisher Fine Arts Library (April 6, 2018)

In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day (March 30, 2018)

This Spring, Travel Across Three Centuries of Jonathan Swift’s “Raging Wit” (February 14, 2018)

Thousands of Wharton Faculty Papers Now Available on ScholarlyCommons (January 31, 2018)

Three CLIR Grants Allow the Penn Libraries to Digitize Major Collections at Penn and Beyond (January 5, 2018)


STEM Libraries Staff Embarks on Community Health Outreach Initiatives and Partnerships (December 18, 2018)

Barbara Bernoff Cavanaugh, Director of Penn’s STEM Libraries, has been selected as a Mentor in the 2017-2018 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program (November 1, 2017)

Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Mapathon at the Education Commons (October 12, 2017)

Penn Libraries to End Partnership with bepress (October 9, 2017)

Penn Libraries' Community Outreach Program and First-Generation, Low-Income Students (August, 9, 2017)

A New Place for Contemplative Study at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (July 26, 2017)

Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra installs major art piece ‘Fields of Transformation’ in the Moelis Family Grand Reading Room (May 3, 2017)

Conference Review: “The Science of Information, 1870-1945: The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age” (April 4, 2017)

Penn Libraries Announces the Appointment of Jacob Levernier as Bollinger Fellow in Library Innovation (February 21, 2017)

Penn Libraries’ Community Outreach Program Exponentially Expands Engagement with Greater Philadelphia Area Schools (February 21, 2017)

Penn Libraries Announces Opening of New Teaching and Learning Space in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (January 17. 2017)

The Penn Libraries Acquire Only Known Copy of Legendary Franklin Broadside, “The Elegy on the Death of Aquila Rose” (January 16, 2017)


Southwark Elementary Students Visit Kislak Center (December 21, 2016)

West Philadelphia Students Get a Glimpse into the Field of Biomedical Librarianship (November 17, 2016)

The Penn Libraries Acquires Three Collections from Bookbinder and Angler, S.A. Neff, Jr. (October 24, 2016)

Penn Libraries to Host “Arbitrary Pleasures," an Exhibit of Penn Emeritus Professor Dan Rose’s Artist Books and a Musical World Premiere (September 21, 2016)

Penn Libraries Announces Fall Exhibit and 2016 Schoenberg Symposium Theme: “Reactions/Medieval Modern” (September 19, 2016)

Penn Libraries’ 2015-2016 Schoenberg Institute Graduate Fellow Explores Thai Manuscript Culture in New Exhibit (September 1, 2016)

Penn Libraries Announces New MOOC: “The History of Medieval Medicine through Jewish Manuscripts” (May 31, 2016)

Head of Penn’s Chemistry Library to be Honored with 2016 Rose L. Vormelker Award (April 27, 2016)

Partnership with University of Pennsylvania Art History Class Produces Award-Winning Penn Libraries Exhibition Catalog (March 18, 2016)

Penn Libraries Presents the 2016 A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography: Matthew Kirschenbaum’s “Bitstreams: The Future of Digital Literary Heritage” (March 9, 2016)

Penn Libraries Announces Online Release of Holy Land Collections (March 3, 2016)

Penn Libraries Announces the Launch of the Daily Pennsylvanian Digital Archives (January 27, 2016)

Penn Libraries’ OPenn Manuscript Portal to Host the Country’s Largest Regional Collections of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts (January 6, 2016)


The Penn Libraries Announces "Victorious Secret" Exhibit Opening and Artist Talk (October 16, 2015)

The Penn Libraries Announces 2015 Symposium on Open Access (October 12, 2015)

Penn Libraries Exhibit Reveals the Many Talents of Ludwig Bemelmans (October 7, 2015)

The Civil War: An Ephemeral Lens into the Life and Times (September 30, 2015)

Academic Freedom Now (September 25, 2015)

Sacred Writings: Extraordinary Texts of the Biblical World Centerpiece Exhibition Honoring Philadelphia Visit by Pope Francis (August 19, 2015)

Penn Libraries Announces 2015 Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards Winners (July 6, 2015)

June Kislak Center Exhibition Celebrates 100 Years of T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and the Carol and Erwin Welsch Collection (June 16, 2015)

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries acquires rare book printed by Benjamin Franklin (May 7, 2015)

OPenn: Primary Digital Resources Available To All Through Penn Libraries’ New Online Platform (May 1, 2015)

SIMS-Katz Center Fellowship in Jewish Manuscript Studies and the David B. Ruderman Distinguished Scholar Fellowship Awarded to Y. Tzvi Langermann, Professor of Arabic, Bar-Ilan University (April 27, 2015)

The Penn Libraries’ ScholarlyCommons Turns 10 Years Old (March 31, 2015)

Penn Libraries Launches A Book A Day Partnership With West Philadelphia Schools (March 26, 2015)

Penn Libraries Acquires Collection of Eighteenth Century Occult and Alchemical Manuscripts (January 28, 2015)

The Great Emancipator and the Great Central Fair Exhibition at Penn Libraries (January 6, 2015)


Women in the American Wilderness: Unique Fiction Collection Donated to the Penn Libraries (November 20, 2014)

Penn Libraries Hosts Treasure Hunt for Sixty Fifth-Grade Students in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts (November 13, 2014)

Penn Libraries Doubles Size of Online Resources for Penn Community Through Access to HathiTrust Digital Library (October 30, 2014)

Penn Libraries Secure On-Site Library Borrowing at the Ivies, Hopkins, Chicago, MIT and Duke (October 24, 2014)

World of Children’s Books Highlighted this Fall at the Penn Libraries (September 23, 2014)

Johns Hopkins Joins BorrowDirect Library Partnership to Share Resources (September 9, 2014)

Penn Libraries Announces Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards 2014 (July 15, 2014)

Penn Libraries Celebrates William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday (April 15, 2014)

Penn Libraries Receives Over $500,000 in Grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities (April 3, 2014)

Richard Griscom Honored for Best Reference Work in Music (March 7, 2014)

Ancil George Named Community Outreach Librarian at Penn Libraries (March 5, 2014)

Dot Porter Elected Vice President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (February 26, 2014)

Collection of Rare Titanic-Related Documents Donated to the Penn Libraries (February 18, 2014)

Kislak Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary of The Beatles: “Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image” Symposium and Exhibition (February 6, 2014)

Penn Libraries Joins Global ILL Framework Project (February 4, 2014)


Dedication of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts marks the beginning of a new chapter at Penn Libraries (December 2, 2013)

Penn Libraries' book collection grows thanks to a generous gift from the family of a Philadelphia-based dealer and collector in Japanese art (November 26, 2013)

The Penn Libraries Receives $5.5 Million Donation from Jay I. Kislak & the Kislak Family Foundation: The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts Marks the Beginning of a New Era for the Penn Libraries (September 10, 2013)

Penn Libraries to host PennApps Competition (August 30, 2013)

Penn Libraries Acquire Unique Collection of Moroccan Lithographic Books (July 15, 2013)

Penn Libraries digitization project shows how cooperation and digital technologies can enhance access to dispersed archival documents around the world for scholars (July 2, 2013)

Penn Libraries' Guide Named to 2013 ALA List of Best Free Reference Web Sites (June 18, 2013)

University of Chicago Joins BorrowDirect Partnership (June 11, 2013)

Penn Libraries Announce Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards 2013 (June 6, 2013)

The University of Pennsylvania Acquires the Vermont Marble Company Archives (March 25, 2013)

Penn Librarian Brian Vivier Awarded Fellowship by the Social Sciences Research Council (January 10, 2013)


The National Museum of American Jewish History and Penn Libraries Join Forces in Philadelphia (December 14, 2012)

Penn Libraries Receive $8.5 Million Gift of the Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica (December 3, 2012)

Penn Libraries Announce the Release of the Fairman Rogers Digitization Project (October 18, 2012)

2012 Mashup Awards Celebrate Student Creativity (August 16, 2012)

William Noel to Head the Penn Libraries - Special Collections Center and Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (June 15, 2012)

Delmas Foundation Funds Two Spring Conferences at Penn (January 26, 2012)


Penn Libraries Receive the Archive of Famed Songwriter Ray Evans (August 2, 2011)

Seltzer Family Digital Media Award Winners 2011 (May 13, 2011)

NEH Supports Digitization of 17th- and 18th-century Manuscripts (May 10, 2011)

Bollinger Fellowship to Shape Research Services for Future Scholars (May 9, 2011)

Penn Libraries to Launch Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies with $20 Million Manuscript Collection Gift (April 14, 2011)

Penn Libraries Receive Mellon Grant for Cataloging Hidden Special Collections (January 18, 2011)

Penn Libraries Receive $26K from Elsevier Foundation for Health Information Delivery in Rural Guatemala (January 3, 2011)


University of Pennsylvania Libraries Join HathiTrust (November 9, 2010)

Penn-MERLOT ELIXR Project Showcases Student Video Projects in Teaching and Learning (October 13, 2010)

Penn Libraries Receive $200K IMLS Grant for Decision Support System (October 1, 2010)

Penn Libraries Announce $1Million Gift for Special Collections Center (June 16, 2010)

Penn Libraries Announce Winners of 2010 Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards (May 3, 2010)

Libraries Receive $4.25 Million Gift for Special Collections Center (February 19, 2010)

First Eugene Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship Appointed (February 12, 2010)

2009 Sparky Awards at Penn Celebrate Information Sharing (January 27, 2010)

Penn Libraries Receive the Chaim Potok Papers (January 13, 2010)

Laurie Landeau Foundation Sponsors Digitization of Historic Equine Book Collection (January 13, 2010)

The Penn Libraries Receive Archive of the Running Press Book Publishing Company (January 11, 2010)

Penn Libraries Partner with Kuali OLE to Develop 21st-Century Library Management Software (January 11, 2010)