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New Student Orientation: Quick Start Guide

If you're finding this all a bit overwhelming...don't worry!  We've picked out a few key things you can do while visiting our NSO hub to help you make the most of your time here and to help set you up for a great start to the school year.  We've also added some pages for you to explore beyond this NSO hub.  Remember, you can always come back and check out this site later.  Videos of our live events will be shared a few days after so be sure to check back here again. 

Watch the Library 101 videos

We have a number of services available to help you access the books and materials you need while away from campus. Watch our Library 101 videos on this page to learn more about Pickup@Penn, Books by Mail, Digital Delivery.

Sign up for an NSO event

We have a schedule full of workshops and events for you to learn a little more about the Penn Libraries.  Sign up for a Back to School workshop or join us on Aug 25 for "The Penn Libraries: Secrets to Student Success." 

Get to know our librarians and libraries

Some of our many subject librarians have recorded welcome messages for our new students. Check out their videos and find out more about the network of libraries we have at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Let us know what you're reading

The theme for this year is Civic Engagement.  Make your mark and share your reading recommendations to inspire, inform, and educate others on this important topic.  See what others have shared and add it to your reading list. 

Bookmark the virtual support page

This semester may be online but we're still here to ensure you have access to the library.  The virtual support page is your one-stop source for links to all the services and resources you can access remotely.

Explore the Penn Libraries website

Our website is your gateway to all the online resources and services available to you at the Penn Libraries.  Search Franklin, our online catalog, check out our online exhibitions, and learn more about all that the libraries have to offer you!

Follow the Penn Libraries online

Connect with us on social media and keep up to date with what's happening at the library.  You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Library 101 Videos

Request Pickup@Penn


Request Digital Delivery and Interlibrary Loan Scans

Request Books By Mail