Contact us at the Van Pelt Library Circulation Desk:
For library account concerns or questions about building and database access, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Us: (During pandemic, Van Pelt Library is closed for normal services and the phone is not answered. Use email instead.)
Use PennCard or Biomedical Library Barcode to borrow.
Barcode Stickers: UPHS and CHOP employees who are not eligible for PennCards (used by Penn faculty, students, and staff for borrowing) may apply at the Biomedical Library Circulation Desk for a barcode sticker to be placed on their current institutional ID. This will allow them to borrow items from any of the Penn Libraries. For more information about borrowing eligibility contact the Biomedical Library Circulation Desk, email: email@example.com or (215) 898-5815.
Expiration Date: Barcode stickers expire 1 year from the date of activation. They must be renewed in person at the Biomedical Library Circulation Desk.
Loan Periods: All Libraries: 28 days. Patrons without a Penn ID may not borrow books from the Biddle Library.
Renewals: Patrons may renew books online in Franklin directly by selecting the "My Account" button in Franklin. For details visit: Renew your own books online!.
Fines: There are no fines for overdue books at the Biomedical Library except for overdue interlibrary loan items. However, there are fines for non-returned and lost items, as well as processing fees that may be assessed.