Libraries

The library system of the University of Pennsylvania consists of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and 15 school/departmental libraries. Van Pelt Library is the central social sciences/humanities library and houses extensive collections. To learn more about the collections, visit the collections page for Social Work, Social Policy, and Nonprofit Leadership. The Library’s online catalog, Franklin, and journal articles in a wide range of subject areas are searchable both on and off campus.

An interlibrary loan/document delivery service enables students and faculty to borrow books and request scans of journal articles which are not in the University’s collections.

A large number of other search services are available, and librarians are often available online to provide research guidance and to answer questions via the Penn Libraries Chat service. Students can also schedule research consultations with librarians through the appointment scheduler. For more direct assistance, visit the the Libraries’ social science subject specialist page to find a full listing of all the social science librarians or reach out to the School’s library liaison:

The following is a selected list of libraries that SP2 students may find relevant to their studies:

Van Pelt Library
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
(215) 898-7555
www.library.upenn.edu

Annenberg Library 
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220
(215) 898-7027

Biomedical Library 
Johnson Pavilion
36th & Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6060
(215) 898-5817

Fisher Fine Arts Library 
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6308
(215) 898-8325

Biddle Law Library 
3460 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3406
(215) 898-7853

Center for Judaic Studies 
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3703
(215) 238-1290

Lippincott Library 
Wharton School
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6207
(215)-898-5924

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