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Welcome to WIC

The Weigle Information Commons is the place to connect with expertise in the libraries. Learn more about the academic and individual support services offered by WIC and our campus partners, connect with WIC fellowship opportunities, reserve a study space, check out tech for your project, and more. 

Learn at WIC

  • Walk In Wednesdays at WIC- drop by each week for research assistance, technical support, and the Counseling Psychological Services Let's Talk initiative. 

  • Request Custom Technology Training-  Schedule a public workshop, custom session, small-group training, or one-on-one consultation on demand. 

  • Partner Services

  • Apply for the Hoesley Digital Literacy FellowshipThe Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows program includes a cohort of juniors and seniors each year. The program encourages creative exploration of technologies commonly used in our rapidly evolving 21st century workplace and beyond.

Teach at WIC

  • Level Up is a program for Penn undergraduate and graduate students that pays students to lead workshops in Making, Digital Media and Design, and Research Tools and Technology. Library staff will work closely with Level Up workshop leaders to develop a successful workshop plan, provide all the support necessary to ensure a successful workshop, and compensate students for their time preparing and conducting the workshop.  All you need is a workshop idea!

Reserve a Space

Book a Group Study Room- Reserve a private room in WIC for your group. Each WIC Group Study Room seats up to eight students and includes one whiteboard and one or two computers. Rooms 123 and 126-129 have large display screens and are great for presentations. Rooms 126-129 also include a build-in video camera. Rooms 117-120 have iMacs with cameras for video conferencing and recording. 

Reserve a Booth- Book one of WIC's 12 data diner booths in the Information Commons. Each has a monitor on articulated arm, a PC desktop, a PC laptop with webcam, and connections for personal laptops. 

Open Seating Alcoves- The WIC has two study alcoves - the Microsoft/Lenovo Group Study Alcove, and the Sandra S. Kerbel Memorial Group Study Alcove - located along the window side.

Search Penn Libraries Spaces- Find your favorite quiet spot, access to tech, or a place to meet with your group. 

Connect with Tech

Borrow EquipmentThe Vitale Digital Media Lab has a large assortment of multimedia equipment to help with your big presentation, phone battery emergencies, or recording videos for your hamster's climb to internet stardom! 

Apply for the Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards-  the Penn Libraries is proud to offer digital media project awards for undergraduates. Each award provides up to $1,000 for the purchase of equipment (both hardware and software) and supplies to support a new media project for up to one year.

LinkedIn Learning- Penn users have access to a range of video tutorials through LinkedIn Learning. Course offerings include software products widely used on campus such as the Microsoft Office suite, Google Analytics, and Drupal, as well as topics to enhance key business skills such as project management, marketing, and collaboration. 

Accessibility Services

Penn Libraries' works with the Office of Student Disabilities Services to provide accessibility services that include

Butler Assistive Technology Room

The Butler Assistive Technology Room is located on the ground floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (VP-DLC), near the Library's accessible entrance. The room is available 24 hours a day and can be reserved online. The space is accessible and software includes Text-to-speech and Speech-to-text software.

More about the Butler Room | Request to reserve the Butler Room | More about accessible facilities in Van Pelt-Dietrich