Your library account provides:
For Penn Libraries Account questions, contact:
Van Pelt Library Circulation Department
3420 Walnut Street | 215-898-7566 | firstname.lastname@example.org
See also: Circulation and Your Library Account
Students, faculty, and staff, as well as a number of affiliations, as listed below, use their PennKey and password to log into their Penn Libraries account. For more information about PennKeys, see PennKey Support
Can't Log in?
Are you sure you have an active PennKey and an active Penn Card?
Please visit the Van Pelt Library Circulation Desk for assistance.
Are you a student, faculty member or staff member?
Your PennCard may be inactive. Please contact the PennCard Center for assistance. Once your PennCard is active, you should be able to log into your Library Account in 24 hours.
Do you have one of the following Affiliations?
Adjunct Faculty -- Courtesy Appointment -- Emeritus & Retired Faculty -- Monell -- Overseer -- Penn Religious Community Member -- Senior Associate -- English Language Program Student -- Temporary Staff -- Trustee -- Visiting Faculty -- Visiting Scholar -- Visiting Student - Wistar Faculty or Staff
If you have an active PennCard, it may not have been registered with the Libraries. Contact the Van Pelt Library Circulation Department;for assistance.
If you don't have a PennCard at all, or it's inactive, please visit the PennCard Center to acquire or reactivate your PennCard. Then visit the Van Pelt Library Circulation desk to open a library account.
Are you a Health System affiliate or CHOP employee?
If you have a PennKey and are having trouble logging in, please visit or contact the Biotech Commons for assistance.
If you do not have a PennKey ...
Do you have a joint appointment with Penn Medical School?
If so, you are eligible to log in with a PennKey account. To get a PennKey and an active PennCard, contact the PennCard Center. Then visit the Van Pelt Library Circulation desk to open a library account.
Can't Log in?
Are you a Penn Alumnus?
Are you a currently Subscribed Alumni or Courtesy Borrower, but you have never logged in before?
Call or visit the Van Pelt Library Circulation desk to have your Social Media login activated and then login above.
Has your Subscribed Alumni or Courtesy Borrower account expired?
If your Courtesy Borrow account has expired, see Courtesy Borrowing for account options and contact Van Pelt Circulation.
If you Alumni Account has expired, see the Alumni box on the Courtesy Borrower page and contact Van Pelt Circulation.