Register and request via Books by Mail to have Penn materials shipped to your home address. The library pays for the outbound shipment. Users are responsible for paying return shipping or returning materials to the Van Pelt Library ground floor outside book drop (to the right of the main entrance). If you prefer to pick up books at the Van Pelt Library, please use our new Pickup@Penn service.
IMPORTANT! Users must register for Books by Mail before submitting requests. Please do not submit Books by Mail requests without registering. These requests will be canceled.
Requests for electronic articles and book chapters can be submitted via Request Digital Delivery. To expedite delivery, please submit no more than one book chapter per request. Requests for copies of entire books should be submitted via purchase request
Offered to current Penn faculty, students and staff.
Eligible participants can request delivery of "Available" Penn Libraries circulating materials via courier. Biddle Law Library materials are not included in the service.
Reserve materials are excluded, as are journals, reference and other non-circulating materials.
Requested materials will be checked out to the user, then shipped via insured carrier. Library staff will send prompt email messages regarding any material that cannot be located or that, because of size or condition, cannot be shipped. Please return to:
Van Pelt Circulation
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-6206
You may also return materials to the Van Pelt Library ground floor outside book drop to the right of the main entrance.
Van Pelt Library is located between 34th and 36th streets below Walnut. To reach the front of the building, walk down the 36th street walk from 36th street or Woodland walk from 34th street. When you are facing the stairs to the main entrance, the bookdrop and the accessible entrance will be on the right.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us at the Van Pelt Library Interlibrary Loan office:
For Books by Mail: email@example.com
215-746-1714 (Sheila Ketchum)