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.

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First floor, east wind and connector between wings:

  • Moelis Family Grand Reading Room
  • popular magazines
  • reference stacks
  • the Collaborative Classroom
  • Government Documents
  • Goldstein Electronic Classroom (Room 114)
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  • Kamin Gallery
  • Card Catalog
  • PennCash center
  • Class of 1964 Electronic Look-up Center
  • Moelis Lounge
  • Moelis Electronic Research Center
  • Information Desk
  • Circulation
  • Current Periodicals
  • Class of 1963 Microtext Center
  • Daily Newspapers
  • New Books
  • New York Times (NYT) Best Sellers
  • S. T. Lee Lounge
  • Interactive Learning Porch

First floor west wing

  • The David B. Weigle Information Commons - including
    • Group Study Rooms (Rooms 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129), Julia & Edward P. Mally Group Study Room, Richard R. Beeman Group Study Room, Class of 1978 Group Study Room, Class of 1983 Group Study Room; Annie, Pamela, Ian, & Jeffrey L. Seltzer Family Group Study Room; Charles Dickey Group Study Room
    • Alcoves: Lenova/Microsoft Alcove, Sandra Kerbel Memorial Alcove
    • Data diners & study booths: Class of 1967 Data Diner, Class of 1973 Study Booths, Class of 1975 Consultation Booth
    • Class of 1968 Seminar Room
    • The Teaching Research, & Learning (TRL) consultation rooms and offices.
  • the Alberto Vitale Digital Media Lab
  • The Center for Teaching & Learning
  • The Online Learning Initiative
  • The Learning Analytics offices.


There are no bathrooms on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. The Libraries' biggest bathrooms are located on the ground floor.