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Open Access Week 2018

An introduction to Open Access Week 2018 from Constantia Constantinou, H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of Libraries. Open Access is no longer a concept. Open Access is a movement, propelled by the issues of social inequality that...

Distinguished Historian Dr. Carlo Ginzburg to Deliver 2018 Rosenbach Lectures, “Fossils, Apes, Humans: A Chapter in the History of Science, Revisited,” at the Penn Libraries

This year’s highly anticipated A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography (hosted by the Penn Libraries in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Press) will illuminate the history of science with the three-part lecture series, “Fossils,...

With Help from the Pine Tree Foundation, the Penn Libraries will Bring Books to Life for Local Schoolchildren

PHILADELPHIA, PA After four years of helping local schoolchildren enjoy the magic of reading books, the Penn Libraries' A Book a Day program will now illuminate the book creation process for the young Philadelphians served by the program by...

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    This modern, technologically sophisticated space will advance us toward an unprecedented era of discovery.
  • Penn First Plus

    By paying particular attention to first generation students, we help ensure equitable access to tools for academic success.
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    As the fuel of academic and research enterprise across the University, we must constantly grow and evolve our collections.
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    Reaching far past the traditional orbit of an academic research library, we redefine partnerships with our communities.
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    Here, the nexus of past discovery, present scholarship, and creation for the future encourages unyielding curiosity and sharp insight.
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    Attracting the best and brightest post-docs across various fields enriches the entire University's academic output.
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