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Getting Started

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 and make copies of the material in the Van Pelt Microtext area next to Circulation or request a scanned copy of something under 50 pages through Scan and Deliver
  • Use Interlibrary Loan to request a loan or a scan for items currently unavailable in the Penn collections



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