Featured Collections

The Penn Libraries' global collections encompass hundreds of languages and scripts across a broad range of subject areas, preserving the rich cultural and scholarly record from Africa, East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and South Asia. Read about some of our unique recent acquisitions.

An overhead shot of a woman reading a picture book while sitting in front of a bookshelf.

Award-Winning Children's Books

This new collection centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Find a selection on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

  • Workshop
March 24, 2023

Embroidery Machine 101: Learning the basics

Learn how to use the embroidery machine by making your own embroidered tea towel in this one-on-one training session.

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Education Commons Open Space
Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
Sign for Sri Balaji Old Paper Mart, Malleswaram, Bengaluru, 2017 (Photograph by Sonal Khullar)
  • Event
  • Kislak
March 24, 2023

Making Books in South Asia

Join us for roundtables with artists and writers celebrating the publication of Old Stacks, New Leaves: The Arts of the Book in South Asia (University of Washington Press, 2023).

  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Kislak Center Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th Floor
Open to the Public
Penn Flutes choir.
  • Concert
March 24, 2023

Music in the Stacks: Penn Flutes

Penn Flutes returns for a public performance in the lobby of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Lobby
Open to the Public