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

  • #IPSAG Lunch Break

    Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Presenter: Barbara Cavanaugh
    Library: Biomedical Library


    #IPSAG stands for InterProfressional Student Advisory Gatherings (#IPSAG), the Penn Libraries' networking event series geared towards students...

  • Zotero for Citations and Images

    Date: Friday, January 25, 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, organize, cite, and share your research sources as you find...

  • Women in Sci-fi Movie Series - Rogue One

    Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
    Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Visualization Space
    Library: Education Commons




    Relax in front of the large screen of the Education Commons' Visualization Space, enjoy some popcorn...

  • ENIAC Day Film Screening: Top Secret Rosies

    Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Education Commons Open Space
    Library: Education Commons


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


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

  • Survey Results on Trust
    December 13, 2018 | Laurie Allen
    The following post is in reference to a survey given in May 2018. For more information on the survey, see previous posts on our Survey Methodology, Survey Demographics, and Survey Questions & Reflections (the full survey is available for download and reuse under a CC0 license). Posts on other survey themes: Survey...
  • Ithaka S+R Language and Literature Research Project
    December 03, 2018 | Vickie Karasic
    In early-November, a group of Penn librarians traveled to Georgetown University in Washington, DC, to participate in a two-day workshop for Ithaka S+R’s Language and Literature Research Project. The project, formally announced in August, is part of Ithaka’s larger Research Support Services Program. The workshop brought together 42 librarians from...
  • Design Technology for the iPad
    November 20, 2018 | Patty Guardiola
    New for 2018/19, the Fisher Fine Arts Library is updating its collection of loaner iPads to include iPad Pros, Pencils, and a Structure Sensor 3D scanner! Meaghan Moody, Teaching & Learning Librarian for Penn Libraries, and Patty Guardiola, Assistant Director of the Fisher, with the help of Fine Arts Intern Katie Lane, popped up in the School...