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The Penn Libraries are pleased to provide University Alumni from degree-granting programs with access to a suite of library-licensed e-resources for personal, non-commercial use. All users are expected to abide by University policies regarding acceptable use. An Alumni PennKey is required in order to access these resources. Current faculty, students and staff do not have access to these resources and are encouraged to use our full suite of academic research materials.
Alumni who visit campus are welcome to access the library's full suite of subscription electronic resources within library buildings. Details and restrictions may be found here.
If you already have a PennKey and know your password, click on the desired resource below and you will be prompted to enter your login information.
Newly created PennKeys enter the Penn Library's authentication system the following business day, so there may be a 24 to 48 hour delay in activation.
Adam Matthew Resources
and you are a graduate or former student of a degree-granting program and your most recent term was in 1988 or later, click here to access PennKey-ASAP, the automated online PennKey request system exclusively for Penn alumni.
and you are a graduate or former student of a degree-granting program and your most recent term was *before* 1988 you will need to contact the office of Development and Alumni Relations to request a PennKey. They can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 215-898-8136 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. The credentialing process involves receiving a code via email that can be used to create a PennKey.
The University, through the Penn Libraries, has licensed these scholarly resources for the exclusive use and convenience of our alumni. Use of these resources requires that you abide by the University's Acceptable Use Policy, which requires that you agree to:
Violation of this policy can result in the suspension of this privilege and can result in suspension or cancellation of access to a resource for the entire University.
Use of these resources indicates your agreement to abide by the Acceptable Use Policy.