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Weigle Judaica/Ancient Near East Studies Resource Room

The Weigle Judaica and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (JANES) Reading Room's non-circulating holdings support intensive, text-centered forms of critical scholarship. Significantly, the provenance of the core collection traces back to the personal libraries of some of the greatest scholars of the "Pennsylvania Tradition of Semitics" at the University of Pennsylvania.

Weigle JANES Collection

View of the glass wall of the Weigle Judaica/Ancient Near East Studies Resource Room

Accordion List

4 individual carrel study spaces, 6 additional chairs, and 2 study tables that each seat a maximum of 4 people

  • Computer work station
  • PC desktop

Location and Accessibility

Accessibility

For Wheelchairs

  • Sufficient doorway & hallway clearance
  • Clearance to approach table

Lighting

  • Natural and/or non-fluorescent light

Nearby Bathrooms

4 large gender-neutral, accessible bathrooms are located in the 4th floor west elevator lobby. 2 large gender-neutral, accessible bathrooms are located near the 4th floor east elevator lobby. (see floor plan)

Accessible Entrance

Accessible entrance, ground floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

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