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Restricted Access to Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Fisher Fine Arts Library During Reading Period and Final Exams

The restricted access policy for Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Fisher Fine Arts Library will be in effect during reading period and final exams, May 1st to May 14th, 2019. Access to these library spaces during this period will be restricted to individuals who hold one of the following credentials: – A PennCard – A … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Celebrates National Poetry Month with Book Display in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
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Penn Libraries Celebrates National Poetry Month with Book Display in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

April is National Poetry Month, and Penn Libraries is celebrating in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center with a Featured Books display filled an engaging selection of poetry and poetry-themed volumes. “When many people hear poetry, they might think, ‘Boring! Academic! Inaccessible!’,” says Eileen Kelly, Head of Collection Management. Indeed, as the poet Marianne Moore opines: “I … Continue reading

Gift of the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books Sets Penn Libraries Apart
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Gift of the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books Sets Penn Libraries Apart

With the gift of the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books, the Penn Libraries has secured one of the best – if not the best – most complete and widest-ranging collections of Japanese illustrated books in the United States. The Tress gift joins recent gifts of Japanese prints to form an exceptional collection of … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Announces the Gift of Two Iconic Documents of American Jewish History
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Penn Libraries Announces the Gift of Two Iconic Documents of American Jewish History

A generous gift from Robert V. Waife, great-grandson of the writer Sholem Aleichem and President of the Sholom Aleichem Network, Inc. will bring two iconic documents of American Jewish History, the handwritten ethical will and tombstone epitaph of celebrated Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, to the Penn Libraries. When he learned about the gift, Arthur Kiron, … Continue reading

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Penn Libraries’ Network of Resources Supports Successful Entrepreneurial Venture

“Working with entrepreneurs on campus is my favorite part of my job,” says Cathy Ogur, Assistant Director of Penn Libraries’ Lippincott Library of the Wharton School. Cathy regularly meets with students, faculty, and staff in the early stages of business ideation to help them gauge how marketable their venture might be. “The resources of the … Continue reading

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Homepage Refresh to Streamline User Experience and Provide Key Insights into the Life of the Penn Libraries

On March 26th, the Penn Libraries will be debuting a long-anticipated refresh of our homepage. Executed by a collaborative, interdepartmental library team, this refresh will not only streamline user experience but also provide outsiders an important glimpse into the life of the library through visual features and storytelling. After a revealing testing session with users … Continue reading