Answered By: Biomedical Library
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2020     Views: 251

All Pennkeys have a status/affiliation assigned to them.  Access to the library's e-resources is restricted to users with a valid PennKey and appropriate status/affiliation.  The Penn Libraries cannot sponsor, create, or renew PennKeys.  PennKeys can only be requested from individual departments.   CHOP patrons may be referred to Biomedical Library staff at for further resolution of access issues.  See any of the links below for further information.


PennKey information for SOM, UPHS, CHOP, Monell and guest staff

CHOP PennKey Administration

Library access and access to print materials information


CHOP staff may also be referred to their own librarians now. If you can determine their status, physicians

may be referred to Brandi Defields at, nurses can be referred to

Elizabeth Ten Have at or Eloise Flood at

If you can't determine status, refer the CHOP patron to any of these CHOP librarians.


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