The Commons at Penn Libraries
David B. Weigle Information Commons &
Education Commons
Student using Oculus Rift


PennImmersive is a new initiative to engage the campus in a year-long, public research project to explore the potential of virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D modeling in teaching, research, and learning. Learn More

Online Tutorials

Our online guides are a great way to get started with a variety of technology tools and resources. They supplement our in-person and online workshops. Learn More

Upcoming Workshops

  • Websites at Risk: Save the Memes (and Your Research)

    Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Coral Salomón, Sasha Renninger
    Location: Fisher B Level Seminar Room
    Library: Fisher Fine Arts Library

    The average lifespan of a webpage is 92 days. The content published on the web is not forever...

  • Women in Sci-fi Movie Series - Aliens

    Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
    Time: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Location: Education Commons Open Space
    Library: Education Commons




    Relax in front of the Education Commons projector, enjoy some popcorn, and celebrate women...

  • WORD LAB: Toshiki Kawashima

    Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Presenter: Toshiki Kawashima
    Location: East Asia Seminar Room (Room 526)
    Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center


    Toshiki Kawashima, PhD student in Penn's History department, will be presenting at WORD...

  • Mixing It Up with Tech: Turning a Course Activity into a Blended Learning Experience (DigPed 002)

    Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center


    Please note: the location for this event is the Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Room 114, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center



Technology resources and tutorials

Vitale Digital Media Lab

student working in the media lab

The Vitale Digital Media Lab in the Weigle Information Commons provides walk-in assistance with video creation, animation, graphic design, poster design and borrowing equipment such as video cameras.

Vitale Digital Media Lab

Success Stories

WIC resources have been part of many exciting projects! Explore some of our Success Stories!

Custom Training

In addition to our monthly workshops, Penn students, staff, and faculty can request individual consultations and custom workshops on a variety of topics.

Recent Blog Posts

  • The New Reality @Education Commons
    October 11, 2018 | ameaghan
    Welcome to the New Reality, folks! On Friday, September 28, the Education Commons (EC) hosted a space adventure for the Penn community, as part of TRL’s PennImmersive initiative to explore all things innovative tech and gadgetry. Upon arrival, attendees received their EC passports and were tasked with completing four hands-on emerging tech...
  • Voter Registration Posters at Common Press
    October 08, 2018 | Mary Tasillo
    At Common Press, we take exercising one’s voice seriously. With Pennsylvania’s Voter Registration deadline imminent (October 9), we created a letterpress printed poster to raise awareness and share voter registration resources on campus. Keep your eyes peeled for these multi-layer posters designed by student Myahn Walker across campus...
  • Data, Displacement, and Disaster Response
    October 04, 2018 | Coral Salomón Bartolomei
    The following text is part of the “Data, Displacement, & Disaster Response: Two Philadelphia Libraries Take Action in the Aftermath of Hurricane María” presentation given at the Penn in Latin American and the Caribbean (PLAC) 4th Annual Conference: Climate Change, Resilience, and Environmental Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. The...