Q. Can I borrow physical books and other materials from the libraries?
The following services are available to connect the Penn community to physical books and other materials (e.g., sound recordings) located in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, the Libraries’ Research Annex (LIBRA), Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Museum Library and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia:
Faculty Express provides home delivery of books, materials, and documents (with a cap of five articles per day) for all standing tenured and tenure-track Penn faculty.
Books by Mail is available for current Penn students and staff (and faculty through the Faculty Express Service), within North America. International requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Pickup@Penn makes it possible for Penn faculty, students, and staff to request books and other materials and pick them up in a designated area on the ground floor of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.