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New Student Orientation: Passport

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Penn Libraries passportThis fall, "fall" in love with the Penn Libraries! Our semester-long passport program will give you a chance to go beyond the most popular study spots and find your own favorite nooks and niches.

STEP 1: Starting September 16th, pick up a passport at Van Pelt, Fine Arts, Chemisty, or Biotech Commons.

STEP 2: Explore the libraries while collecting stamps and selfies. At each stamp stop, a member of our staff will be on hand to stamp your passport. For the selfie stops, you submit your pictures at the form here.

STEP 3: Get a special prize if you complete at least 7 stops by November 7. We'll distribute prizes during our finale event . 

STEP 4: Attend the finale event, date to be announced later. 

 

Have questions along your passport journey? Contact Alexandrea Glenn

Biotech Commons

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Stop 1: Digital Fabrication Lab

Selfie Stop

Anytime during Holman Biotech Commons hours

The Judith and William Bollinger Digital Fabrication Lab is located under the bright graphite lights on the ground floor of the Holman Biotech Commons. Take a selfie in front of the display case. If the lab is open when you visit, come on in to learn about our Poster and 3D Printing services.

Library Location: Holman Biotech Commons

Biotech Commons

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Stop 2: Anatomage Table

Selfie Stop

8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

Take a selfie at the Anatomage table located near the circulation desk at the Holman Biotech Commons. This digital anatomy table renders fully segmented real human anatomy. You can use it to visualize anatomy exactly as you would on a cadaver!

Library Location: Holman Biotech Commons

Museum Library

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Stop 3: Museum Library

Stamp Stop

9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

After entering the Penn Museum for free with your PennCard, go on your own Indiana Jones-que adventure - minus the snake pits! - to find the Penn Museum Library. Clue: the recessed door is sandwiched between the Upper Egypt Gallery & the Anthropology department and right above the museum café, where you can buy an actual sandwich! Upon entering the Museum Library, seek out the friendly staff at the circulation desk for your stamp, then explore this unique and quiet library spot.

Library Location: Museum Library

Education Commons

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Stop 4: Education Commons

Stamp Stop

9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

Visit the Education Commons and try their new vending machine filled with laser engraved Penn spirit keychains

Library Location: Education Commons

Fisher Fine Arts Library

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Stop 5: Materials Library

Stamp Stop

9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

The Materials Library is located on the ground floor of the Fisher Fine Arts Library near the restrooms and Common Press, accessible from the main stairwell in the stacks. Find the VantaBlack sample on our color wall, visible when entering the Materials Library, and notify a staff member to learn more about the material to receive your stamp.

Library Location: Materials Library (within the Fisher Fine Arts Library)

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

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Stop 6:Textbook Borrowing

Stamp Stop

Hours by appointment

Wanna Borrow Textbooks? Make an appointment to visit Rebecca Stuhr's office (Van Pelt room 218) to find out more about borrowing textbooks from the library and get your passport stamped.

Library Location: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Biotech Commons

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Stop 7: Anatomy of a Franklin Record 

Stamp Stop

Anytime during Holman Biotech Commons hours

To get your passport stamped at the Holman Biotech Commons stop, scan the QR code on the "Anatomy of a Franklin Record Tutorial" poster near the front desk, or click here to take the short tutorial about reading a Franklin record. Show the completion certificate or email to staff at the desk to receive your stamp. This stop will be active throughout the Fall in Love with the Libraries event from September 12-November 7.

Library Location: Holman Biotech Commons

Dental Library

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Stop 8: Dental Library

Selfie Stop

Anytime

Take a selfie in front of the Schattner Building, which serves as the main entrance to School of Dental Medicine (SDM). The SDM houses the Levy Dental Library and is open only to Penn Dental students, staff, faculty, clinicians, and patients.

Library Location: Dental Library

Pennsylvania Hospital Library

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Stop 9: Pennsylvania Hosptial Library

Selfie Stop

Anytime

Head to 8th and Spruce street to take a selfie in front of the Pennsylvania Hospital with the sign that says Nations First Hospital. 

 

Library Location: Pennsylvania Hospital Library

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

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Stop 10: Vitale Media Lab

Stamp Stop

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Stop by the Vitale Digital Media Lab located in the Van Pelt Library on the 1st floor in room 121. There you can borrow A/V equipment, print posters, and work on your audio/video/graphic design projects on our Mac Pro workstations.  Login to our equipment lending site and show us on your phone in order to get your Passport stamped!  

Library Location: Vitale (within the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center)

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

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Stop 11: Community Engagement

Selfie Stop

September 12, 1pm - 3pm

Come by the Community Engagement offices (room 528 in Van Pelt) to take a selfie in our picture book themed photobooth! While you’re here, we hope you’ll take some time to learn about the work PLCE does to promote literacy in Philadelphia through school and community partnerships, library advocacy and family literacy programming!

Library Location: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

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Stop 12: East Asia Comics Collection

Selfie Stop

Anytime during Van Pelt Library hours

Come take a selfie with the East Asia Comics Collection! This circulating collection of comics and graphic novels from Japan and Korea is housed in Van Pelt Library (in the East Asia Comics section of the fifth floor) and intended for language learners and international students alike to enjoy. The Japanese comics have a special focus on LGBTQ characters and stories, while the Korean manhwa are largely comics that first appeared online.

Library Location: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

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Stop 13:Ukraine Encyclopedia 

Stamp Stop

1 pm - 4 pm, Monday and Wednesday; 11 am - 1 pm Tuesday and Thursday

Visit room 208 Van Pelt Library (2nd floor east side toward Walnut Street) to see a Ukrainian Encyclopedia, learn about different types of reference books, and get a Ukraine Tryzub stamp!

Library Location: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

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Stop 14: Ormandy Music and Media Center

Stamp Stop

Anytime during Van Pelt Library hours

Come to the Eugene Ormandy Music and Media Center to find a 15th century illuminated manuscript that joins 2 hearts together as one!

Library Location: Eugene Ormandy Music and Media Center (within Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center)

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

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Stop 15: Lippincott Library

Stamp Stop

Anytime during Lippincott Information Desk hours

Keep up with the news by signing up for access to the Wall Street Journal. To receive a stamp, come to the Lippincott Library Information Desk and show us on your phone or laptop that you've created a WSJ.com account.

Library Location: Lippincott Library (within the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center)

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Stop 16: Research Data and Digital Scholarship

Combo Stop

Wednesdays, 9am - 5pm

Take a selfie in front of the TV screen with RDDSX promotions at RDDSX space.

and/or 

Get a stamp from one of our in-person workshops.

Library Location: 1st floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

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Stop 17: Go to the Movies

Stamp Stop

2pm - 5pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, or Fridays

Stop by Van Pelt 205, the office of the Cinema & Media Studies Librarian, Charles Cobine. Look up a movie that you think the library should own. If we have it to stream or as a DVD, take a screenshot of the search result in Frankin, the Penn Libraries catalog, and if we don't, suggest it for purchase. 

Library Location: Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Chemistry Library

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Stop 18: Chemistry Library 

Stamp Stop

Monday - Friday 9am - 4:30pm 

The writing is on the wall! Visit a library devoted to a scientific discipline whose researchers search the literature using drawn images. Use one of the library's dry-erase markers to draw an emoji or leave an encouraging message on a wall or table that doubles as a whiteboard. (Please check with staff before writing on any surface!)

Library Location: Chemistry Library

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