The main entrance to the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is now open. Van Pelt Library and the Fisher Fine Arts Library are currently open to Penn Card holders, Penn affiliates, and certain visitors. See our Service Alerts for details.

The Orrery Society recognizes donors who support information resources at a leadership giving level. Orrery Society members serve as the Penn Libraries’ ambassadors for acquisitions and collection development, digitization, conservation, and librarian travel.

The Orrery Society has two major objectives:

  1. To expand access to scholarly information through term and endowed support for acquisitions, digitization, and conservation; annual gifts in support of collections; and gifts of in-kind collections
  2. To expand University and alumni awareness of the importance information plays in helping the University achieve its scholarly mission 

The Orrery Society's volunteer leadership helps advance these objectives.


If you are interested in joining the Orrery Society, please contact: