Tech Usage

If you have questions or need help troubleshooting, the Tech Center located on the ground floor of Van Pelt Library provides assistance to Penn students with technical issues. 

In the Weigle Information Commons, there are various hardware and software systems to navigate. Here you will find detailed instructions on how to use them. 

Photo of one of the Weigle Information Commons's group study rooms. There are three students working together. There is a table and a computer in the background.

Group Study Rooms

  • Connecting your laptop to the PC Monitor: 

Group study rooms 117-120 each have a PC and a VGA cable. To connect your own laptop, see these instructions

  • Video Recording:

Group study rooms 126-129 each have a wall-mounted camera and a web camera. For step-by-step instructions on how to use them, see the Video Recording Instructions.

  • Photo Booth for taking a photo or a video:

Group study rooms 117-120 have iMacs with cameras for video conferencing and recording. For step-by-step instructions on how to use Photo Booth, see the Photo Booth User Guide.

  • Making Video Calls Using Skype: 

The group study rooms each have Skype downloaded for video calling. See the Video Calling Instructions for detailed guidelines on how to use it. 

  • Recording Video Calls Using Call Recorder with Skype:

See the Call Recorder Instructions for guidance on using Call Recorder to record Skype video calls. 


  • Connecting your laptop to the PC monitor:

Booths 1-12 have a PC and a HDMI cable. To connect your own laptop, see these instructions