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

  • Nursing Librarian Office Hours

    Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
    Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Questions about library resources, literature searches, PICO formation, or citation management? Richard James, the Nursing Liaison Librarian will be available in Fagin 217 every Monday between noon and 3. Stop by, no...

  • Tinker Time: Drop-in hours at the EC TinkerLab

    Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Education Commons TinkerLab
    Library: Education Commons

    Join us at the Education Commons for our drop-in hours in the...

  • Engineering Librarian Office Hours

    Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Doug McGee, Kathleen Fox

    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 1pm on...

  • Zotero for Citations and Images

    Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Meaghan Moody
    Location: Fisher B Level Seminar Room
    Library: Fisher Fine Arts Library




    Zotero is a free tool that allows you to collect,...

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

  • My First ALA Midwinter
    February 21, 2019 | vevers1
    I am a graduate student in the Library & Information Science program at Drexel University and the Digital Projects Intern at Van Pelt. I also hold internship positions at the Library Company of Philadelphia and Temple University. Last month I attended my first national conference as an EBSCO Conference Scholarship Recipient for the ALA...
  • Meet Marah: Museum Library Programming and Instruction Intern
    February 19, 2019 | marahbl
    Greetings!  My name is Marah Blake, the Museum Library Programming and Instruction Intern.  I have a long history with libraries, one that I lucked into about fifteen years ago when a local library was looking for a part-time employee.  I have worked for a few libraries since that time and have loved working within the unique mission of each one...
  • Art Librarians Unite in the Fight Against the Digital Black Hole
    February 18, 2019 | Coral Salomón
    On a cloudy Monday morning, art librarians from across North America gathered at SFMOMA to discuss stewardship practices of historically valuable arts material. The catch? This valuable material is not published in heavy tomes or nestled within special collections, but instead accessed via the web. The National Forum on Advancing Art Libraries and...