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New Student Orientation: Libraries Showcase

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Join us for the Libraries Showcase!

Students at Penn have incredible access to a rich network of resources through the Penn Libraries. The Libraries Showcase is a chance for new students and their families to find out about the innovative programs and initiatives under way and talk to librarians from across the university. You can also explore some of our most beautiful spaces and take an up-close look at rare and intriguing items from our collections.  

We invite you to join us and discover the Penn Libraries!  


Wednesday, August 21, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm 
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 6th floor 


Vickie, Ancil, and Anu smiling.

Meet Your Librarians

Class of '78 Pavilion, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Librarians play an active role within the various schools and departments at Penn. Talk one-on-one with librarians who have expertise in a range of subject areas, and discover how they can support your research and help you meet the specific requirements of your academic program. You'll also have the chance to peruse various collections items on display.

Students studying in the library.

Penn Libraries: Keys to Student Success

Room 627, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Take advantage of all the Penn Libraries have to offer! A panel of librarians will provide an overview of the Libraries and share key strategies and tips to help students succeed at Penn. Students and parents will also have opportunities to ask questions.   

Fisher Fine Arts Library

Library Tours

Visit the sixth floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center to sign up for tours 

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is one of the most popular study spaces and research hubs on campus. Explore it on a group tour (20-30 min) with a librarian who will share knowledge of the Penn Libraries' spaces and collections.