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

  • Engineering Librarian Office Hours

    Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
    Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    Location: Educom Rm 228
    Library: Education Commons

    Meet Aman Kaur, the Community Health & Engineering Librarian, during office hours in Room 228 at the Education Commons, which is located on the mezzanine of the...

  • NCBI Tools and Databases for Bioinformatics

    Date: Wednesday, July 10, 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...

  • Year of Data: Brainstorming Session

    Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Library: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center



    Join us for a lively and interactive brainstorming session to identify people, events, and opportunities to collaborate related to the Penn's theme year: The...

  • Walk With a Future Doc at the Kingsessing Recreation Center

    Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am


    Walk With a Future Doc is a medical student-run initiative, in which medical students health information and lead walks starting at the Kingsessing Recreation Center, which is located at 49th & Chester.



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

  • Art, Territory, and Identity
    June 17, 2019 | Coral Salomón
    Arte, territorio e identidad Arte, território e identidade Art, territoire et identité Art, Territory, and Identity offers a sampling of visually arresting books and materials held by the Anne & Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library that delve within the intersection of art, activism, and the exploration of identity in Latin America. Not losing...
  • The Digital Archive and Responsible Counter Narrative Building
    April 26, 2019 | jenngarcon
    Community archiving initiatives frequently call for recovering, often by foregrounding, the voices and persons that frequently fall outside of the collecting missions of traditional repositories. Activists and archivists join researchers and historians in wondering how the stories we tell, and the frameworks we use, to understand various...
  • Storytelling with Augmented & Virtual Reality on April 26
    April 23, 2019 | kimeke
    We hope you will be able to attend a ground-breaking event sponsored by the Department of Cinema Studies that is free and open to the public: Immersive Storytelling: Creating Narratives with Virtual and Augmented Reality. On Friday, April 26 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on the 6th floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, you’re invited to drop in...