Libraries At A Glance

Annenberg School for CommunicationThe Annenberg School for Communication Library
contains both a reference and current awareness collection with particular strength in the areas of print media, film and video, telecommunications and broadcasting, mass media effects, cultural studies, political and health communication and communication in the developing world.

Biddle Law Library-Nichole E. Tannenbaum HallThe Biddle Law Library-Nicole E. Tannenbaum Hall
is located on four floors of the Law School's Tanenbaum Hall. Its collections and services support Law School programs in American, foreign and international law. Biddle's holdings include books, journals, reported judicial opinions, statutes, digests, citators and government documents.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionBiomedical Library provides services and collections to support research, education, and patient care decisions for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Biomedical Graduate Studies and the Department of Biology. In addition to online databases, the Library provides fulltext networked e-journals, e-books, and PDA accessible content, as well as classes in accessing biomedical information.

Education Commons is a state-of-the-art study and information space that supports teaching and collaborative learning. Located on the mezzanine of the George A. Weiss Pavilion in Franklin Field, the Education Commons comprises 6,400 square feet and 168 seats and includes a 24-seat seminar room and 7 group study rooms, all reservable online.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionFisher Fine Arts Library contains collections on architecture, city planning, historic preservation, history of art, landscape architecture, the studio arts and urban design. They are increasingly global in scope. The Perkins Architectural Collection includes rare publications in the history and theory of architecture. A growing body of digital images is available for faculty and student use. 

Leon Levy Dental Medicine LibraryLeon Levy Dental Medicine Library contains collections that cover all aspects of dental medicine and the related basic sciences. Areas of emphasis include oral biology, oral implantation, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The Library also provides access to a wide range of biomedical databases and an ever-expanding collection of fulltext electronic journals.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionLippincott Library supports the Wharton School's faculty, students, and staff, and the Penn community at large, by providing resources and instruction on how to conduct business research. An innovative business FAQ gets researchers started, and follow-up can be conducted in person, or via email, IM or phone. Staff specializations include Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Management, Health Care Systems, Public Policy, Insurance and Risk Management, Real Estate, Corporate Histories, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Marketing, and International Business.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionMathematics/Physics/Astronomy Library supports teaching and research conducted by faculty and students in mathematics and the sciences. The Library's collections are particularly strong in high-energy physics, astrophysics, topology, algebraic geometry and Riemannian geometry. Major electronic resources include indexes and abstracts to the literature, such as MathSci-Net, INSPEC, and the Science Citation Index.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionMuseum Library, founded in 1898, is one of the most outstanding anthropological libraries in the world. Its collections support research, study, and teaching in anthropology and archaeology, and include materials in disciplines such as folklore, linguistics, museology, ethnography and ethnographic art.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionOtto E. Albrecht Music Library houses books, music scores, periodicals, microforms, and audio and video recordings. At the core of the collection are scores in both scholarly and performing editions, literature on music history and theory, and microforms of primary sources. The Library's manuscript holdings include the papers of Marian Anderson, Eugene Ormandy, Leopold Stowkowski and the Philadelphia Musical Fund Society archives.

Annenberg School for CommunicationThe Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies contains both a reference and current awareness collection with particular strength in the areas of print media, film and video, telecommunications and broadcasting, mass media effects, cultural studies, political and health communication and communication in the developing world.

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Book and Manuscripts holds many unique printed books and extensive manuscript collections. The book collection is rich in primary resources supporting the study of philosophy, history, literature, and science, and includes items dating from the fifteenth century. The lives and times of several artists, writers, performers, and scholars are chronicled in manuscript collections, and major special collections include the Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Library in the History of Chemistry, the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, and the Henry Charles Lea Library of the Inquisition and Church History.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionVan Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is Penn's main social sciences and humanities research library, provides teaching and seminar rooms, video viewing stations, over 200 networked computer workstations, exhibition galleries and a variety of group and individual study spaces, as well as central Penn Libraries administrative offices.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionJean Austin duPont Veterinary Medicine Library (New Bolton Center) supports teaching, research and patient care for all phases of veterinary medicine and surgery, with an emphasis on large animals. The library supports Penn faculty, students, clinicians, and researchers in their work with horses, cattle, camelids, pigs, goats, sheep and other large animals.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionSteven W. Atwood Library, located in the Vernon and Shirley Hill Pavilion Building, supports faculty and students engaged in the health and healing of small animals. Librarians offer individualized consultations and database training sessions for researchers here and at the New Bolton Center.

Weigle Information Commons, located on the first floor (west) of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, the Commons supports collaborative learning and group activities using the latest technologies. The Commons hosts student assistance services from our Program Partners.  The Commons includes a variety of collaboration spaces including Group Study Rooms, Data Diner Booths, Alcove Meeting Areas, Seminar Room and the Vitale Digital Media Lab.