The Penn Libraries can help you obtain materials for your research in a variety of ways:
Need a book from the stacks?
- From the record in the Franklin online catalog, use the Request it (PennKey) option and choose Get from LIBRA or a Penn Library to have books delivered to the circulation desk of the Penn Library of your choice
Need a book that's not available or that Penn doesn't own?
Need a scan of an article or a book chapter?
- Check the Franklin catalog first - Penn provides access to thousands of full text articles and e-books
- Use the Scan and Deliver request option in Franklin to get electronic delivery of an article or chapter from Penn materials
- Use Interlibrary Loan to request electronic delivery of scans from materials not owned by Penn
Need a DVD or a music CD?
Need something only available on microfilm or another microtext format?
- Check the Franklin catalog first - Penn has a large collection of material in microtext format
- If we own it, you can view the material in the Van Pelt Microtext area next to Circulation or request a scanned copy of something under 50 pages
- Use Interlibrary Loan to request a loan or a scan for items currently unavailable in the Penn collections