Access to the Dental Library is limited to Penn Dental School affiliates on weekdays after 5:00 PM and on weekends, so you will need to obtain special permission to visit the library during these times. Non-dental Penn affiliates (faculty, students, staff) may use the library reading room. Guests must be preapproved to use library facilities. See information below to request guest access.
Non-Dental School Affiliates - Non-Dental School affiliates who want to use the Dental Library should contact the library at 215-898-8969 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Requestors will need to state the reason for their visit.
Alumni Access - Alumni who wish to use the Dental Library on weekends or during other periods of restricted access need to apply for an Alumni PennCard. Please see our Alumni page for more information on how to access library databases and Alumni borrowing privileges.
You may use the reading room on the 2nd Floor of the Evans Building, but cannot book group study rooms or classrooms. The reading room is a quiet study space with limited seating, so we ask that you be respectful and quiet during your stay, and keep your personal items contained to your study area.
Please see the library map for locations of our library spaces.
Group Study Rooms - The Dental Library's group study rooms can only be booked by faculty, staff, and students of Penn Dental Medicine. These rooms are meant for group study and should ideally be booked for a minimum of two people. They can be booked online at our room reservation page in 1/2 hour increments up to 3 hours maximum per group per day.
Seminar Room & Collaborative Classroom - The seminar room and the electronic classroom can only be booked by Penn Dental Medicine faculty, staff, and student organizations for special events, classes, meetings, and symposiums. Please contact the library at 215-898-8969 or email@example.com to request a reservation.
Reading Room - The Reading Room may be booked sparingly for special events, as the library must close. Contact the head librarian at 215-898-8978 for more details.
How can I get assistance with reference questions? answer
For in-depth reference assistance, problems with citation management software, and systematic review assistance, please contact Laurel Graham, the Head Dental Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-898-8978.
For all other inquires (book requests, directional and ready-reference questions, room reservations, etc.) please visit the circulation desk, fill out an inquiry form , or e-mail library staff at email@example.com.
How do I print/copy/scan at the Dental Library? answer
The Dental Library printers use the same print management software as the rest of the Penn Libraries. Consequently, in order to use our printers there must be PennCash on your PennCard.
Cost - The cost of black and white printing is $.07 per page for single-sided printing and $.05 per page ($.10 per sheet) for double-sided.
Color printing is available in certain locations at a cost of $.28 a page for single-sided, and $.20 per page ($.40 per sheet) for double-sided printing.
Poster printing services are available in the Weigle Information Commons (WIC) at Van Pelt Library and by appointment at the Biomedical Library. Posters printed for academic use are charged at $.02/per square inch. Posters printed for personal use are charged $.02/per square inch plus 8% sales tax.
Dental School Printing - If you would like to use your Dental School $50 allowance to print, you must use the printer outside of the Student Lounge in the Lower Level of the Evans Building. This printer is managed by Dental IT.
Printers located in the Dental clinics are also available, but for clinic printing only.
To find out what books are on reserve for your course, go to the Franklin homepage and click on the course reserves tab. Type in either the course code (i.e. Dent 500), the professor's last name, or the title of the course. A reserves list will appear. E-Books are listed here as well.
The Dental Reserve Collection is located behind the Circulation Desk at the Leon Levy Dental Medicine Library. Reserve items can be borrowed for up to 4 hours at a time, with possibility of extension for special circumstances or if there are multiple copies available. Ask the Circulation Desk attendant to retrieve reserve items for you.
Faculty who are interested in placing an item on Reserve at the Dental Library should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Head Librarian.
Laptops, laptop chargers, headphones, and laptop locks are also available for check out up to 4 hours at a time.