Access to the College Green area of campus will be restricted until further notice. PennCard holders and some Penn affiliates may enter and exit Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center through the Rosengarten Undergraduate Study Center on the ground floor, and may enter and exit the Fisher Fine Arts Library through the 34th Street entrance to Meyerson Hall. See our Service Alerts for details.

Penn has had a long history of research on monasticism during the middle ages. Many of the important primary texts were published and edited by Penn faculty. The religious studies collection includes nearly every primary and secondary source on the subject. All the major abbeys and orders are covered. We will also have many of the historical journals associated with the various orders such as the Carthusians and Benedictines. 

Aerial view of a large monastery.
The Grand Charteuse