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

  • NCBI Tools and Databases for Bioinformatics

    Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Subin George
    Location: Biomed Training Lab
    Library: Biomedical Library

    If you are interested in learning about the types of resources...

  • Engineering Librarian Office Hours

    Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Presenter: Kathleen Fox & Doug McGee

    Consult with an Engineering librarian about your research questions, without having to leave Penn Engineering. No need to make an appointment, just stop by between 12pm and...

  • Introduction to BioCyc

    Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Subin George
    Location: Biomed Training Lab
    Library: Biomedical Library


    Come learn to...

  • Zotero for Citations and Images

    Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Sophie Basalone
    Location: Fisher B Level Seminar Room
    Library: Fisher Fine Arts Library


    Zotero is a free tool that allows you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources as you...

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!
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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.
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Recent Blog Posts

  • Mapping disparity in Philadelphia
    August 13, 2019 | jenngarcon
    On July 23, 2019, TRL hosted a Map Room event for Prof. Krystal Strong’s Re/Member Black Philadelphia Project, which brought undergraduates and graduate students from Penn and students from the School District of Philadelphia into conversation about maps, resource disparity, and Philadelphia. The mapping workshop was taught by myself and...
  • Collaborating on Copyright: NELC, Penn Libraries, and the Penn Museum
    July 30, 2019 | Samantha
    As we gear up for the fall semester, I think back to some of my favorite projects from the spring and wonder about the opportunities to come in the months ahead. One of my favorite memories was securing the rights for students in NELC 330/550, “The University, the Museum, and the Middle East,” to use Penn Museum images on Wikipedia pages they...
  • Exhibition at a Glance: Art, Territory, and Identity
    July 24, 2019 | Coral Salomón
    Arte, territorio e identidad Arte, território e identidade Art, territoire et identité On exhibit: July 1, 2019 – September 1, 2019 Fisher Exhibition Space, Fisher Fine Arts Library, 1st floor Art, Territory, and Identity offers a sampling of visually arresting books and materials held by the Anne & Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library that...