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 A. H. Scouten Memorial Fund was established in 1998 by the students, friends, and family of Penn Professor of English Arthur Hawley "Joe" Scouten as a tribute to his life of teaching and scholarship. Joe Scouten was a scholar, teacher, and faithful friend of the Penn Libraries, helping the Rare Book & Manuscript Library acquire the Teerink Collection of Swiftiana — some 1,800 volumes by Jonathan Swift. The fund supports the acquisition of books and other materials in the fields of study to which Professor Scouten devoted his professional life — theater history, the eighteenth century, and Jonathan Swift.