Libraries At A Glance

Annenberg School for CommunicationThe Annenberg School for Communication Library
contains both a reference and current awareness collection with particular strength in the areas of print media, film and video, telecommunications and broadcasting, mass media effects, cultural studies, political and health communication and communication in the developing world.

Biddle Law Library-Nichole E. Tannenbaum HallThe Biddle Law Library-Nicole E. Tannenbaum Hall
is located on four floors of the Law School's Tanenbaum Hall. Its collections and services support Law School programs in American, foreign and international law. Biddle's holdings include books, journals, reported judicial opinions, statutes, digests, citators and government documents.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionBiomedical Library-Johnson Pavilion provides services and collections to support research, education, and patient care decisions for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Biomedical Graduate Studies and the Department of Biology. In addition to online databases, the Library provides fulltext networked e-journals, e-books, and PDA accessible content, as well as classes in accessing biomedical information.

Annenberg School for CommunicationThe Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies contains both a reference and current awareness collection with particular strength in the areas of print media, film and video, telecommunications and broadcasting, mass media effects, cultural studies, political and health communication and communication in the developing world.

Leon Levy Dental Medicine LibraryLeon Levy Dental Medicine Library contains collections that cover all aspects of dental medicine and the related basic sciences. Areas of emphasis include oral biology, oral implantation, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The Library also provides access to a wide range of biomedical databases and an ever-expanding collection of fulltext electronic journals.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionFisher Fine Arts Library contains collections on architecture, city planning, historic preservation, history of art, landscape architecture, the studio arts and urban design. They are increasingly global in scope. The Perkins Architectural Collection includes rare publications in the history and theory of architecture. A growing body of digital images is available for faculty and student use. 

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionLippincott Library supports the Wharton School's faculty, students, and staff, and the Penn community at large, by providing resources and instruction on how to conduct business research. An innovative business FAQ gets researchers started, and follow-up can be conducted in person, or via email, IM or phone. Staff specializations include Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Management, Health Care Systems, Public Policy, Insurance and Risk Management, Real Estate, Corporate Histories, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Marketing, and International Business.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionMathematics/Physics/Astronomy Library - David Rittenhouse Library supports teaching and research conducted by faculty and students in mathematics and the sciences. The Library's collections are particularly strong in high-energy physics, astrophysics, topology, algebraic geometry and Riemannian geometry. Major electronic resources include indexes and abstracts to the literature, such as MathSci-Net, INSPEC, and the Science Citation Index.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionMuseum Library - University Museum, Academic Wing, founded in 1898, is one of the most outstanding anthropological libraries in the world. Its collections support research, study, and teaching in anthropology and archaeology, and include materials in related disciplines such as folklore, linguistics, museology, ethnography and ethnographic art.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionOtto E. Albrecht Music Library houses books, music scores, periodicals, microforms, and audio and video recordings. At the core of the collection are scores in both scholarly and performing editions, literature on music history and theory, and microforms of primary sources. The Library's manuscript holdings include the papers of Marian Anderson, Eugene Ormandy, Leopold Stowkowski and the Philadelphia Musical Fund Society archives.

Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds many unique printed books and extensive manuscript collections. The book collection is rich in primary resources supporting the study of philosophy, history, literature, and science, and includes items dating from the fifteenth century. The lives and times of several artists, writers, performers, and scholars are chronicled in the Library's manuscript collections, and major special collections include the Edgar Fahs Smith Memorial Library in the History of Chemistry, the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, and the Henry Charles Lea Library of the Inquisition and Church History.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionVan Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is Penn's main social sciences and humanities research library, provides teaching and seminar rooms, video viewing stations, over 200 networked computer workstations, exhibition galleries and a variety of group and individual study spaces, many offering wireless Internet connectivity. The building is home to the central Library administrative offices and houses four separate libraries: the Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School, the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library and the Van Pelt Library. The David B. Weigle Information Commons, the Vitale Digital Media Lab and the Goldstein Electronic Classroom and the Class of '55 Conference Room enhance the use of the Libraries' print and electronic resources in technology-rich environments.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionJean Austin duPont Veterinary Medicine Library - New Bolton Center supports teaching, research and patient care for all phases of veterinary medicine and surgery, with an emphasis on large animals. The library supports Penn faculty, students, clinicians, and researchers in their work with horses, cattle, camelids, pigs, goats, sheep and other large animals.

Biomedical Library-Johnson PavilionSteven W. Atwood Library and Information Commons, located in the Vernon and Shirley Hill Pavilion Building, supports faculty and students engaged in the health and healing of small animals. Librarians offer individualized consultations and database training sessions for researchers here and at the New Bolton Center.