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Your Library Account

My Library Card

Your library account, called My Library Card, provides:

  • Profile: full name, email address on file, phone, address, expiration date and account type.
  • Items you have on loan, with due dates.
  • Requests for delivery of Penn works and BorrowDirect, EZ Borrow, and Interlibrary loan requests.
  • Fines and fees assessed to your account.
  • The ability to renew eligible materials or cancel requests.

Patrons with PennKeys

In the upper right corner of any Franklin screen, click on the Login button and choose Login with PennKey. You may have to click login a second time.


Can't Log in?

Are you pretty 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.


Are you a Health System or CHOP employee or affiliate?

Please visit or contact the Biomedical Library for assistance.


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 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 Circulation desk to open a library account.


Are you a Penn Alumnus?

Please visit our Alumni Services Guide.

Patrons without PennKeys

In the upper right corner of any Franklin screen, click on the Login button and choose No PennKey? Click Here to log in using your Gmail account.

If you have never logged in to your library account using this social media feature, please call or visit the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center Circulation Desk: phone215-898-7566.

If you have set up a the social media feature for your courtesy patron account and you are still having trouble logging see below.


Can't Log in?

Are you a Courtesy Borrower?

Please call 215-898-7566 or visit the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center Circulation desk to have your Social Media login activated.

Then log in here: http://tinyurl.com/courtesyborrower


Perhaps your Courtesy Borrowing account has expired?

Please visit our Courtesy Borrowing page for account options, fees and contact information.


Are you a Health System affiliate or CHOP employee?

If you're still having trouble logging in, please visit or contact the Biomedical Library for assistance.

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 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 Circulation desk to open a library account.


Are you a Penn Alumnus?

Please visit our Alumni Services Guide.