Thursday, 2/18: All Penn Libraries spaces will be closed due to the winter storm. More information.

We are offering many services in new ways during these unprecedented times. Please see our FAQ on Phased Library Services for the latest updates on access to library spaces, book borrowing and returns, and our robust suite of virtual services and resources.

A limited number of seats in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center are now available to reserve for individual study. In accordance with the latest University guidelines, all current students are eligible to reserve seats. This includes undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Patrons must comply with Penn's COVID-19 testing protocols and show both a confirmed reservation and a PennOpen Green pass, valid for the day of their reservation, for entry.

Before you reserve, please refer to our seat reservation guide and our policy and procedures.

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Reserve Make a new reservation. You will be asked to enter your PennKey.

How to reserve

  1. Choose the date.
  2. Select your time and seat.
  3. Login with your PennKey.
  4. Confirm your reservation details.
  5. Look for a confirmation email in your inbox.
  6. For entry: Swipe your PennCard and show your PennOpen Green Pass, valid for the date of entry, and confirmation email.

Book the Assistive Technology Room

Located on the ground floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and a collaborative effort between the Weigle Information Commons and the Weingarten Learning Resources Center (VPUL), the Butler Room has 24-hour access and is reservable online. After confirming your reservation, you can pick up the room key at the Van Pelt Circulation desk. We'll also consider special requests for recurrent bookings

These rooms can be booked through the Outlook calendar system

...or by emailing the Manager of Meetings & Special Programs

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

  • Class of '55 (room 241)
  • Meyerson Conference Center (room 223)
  • Class of '54 Teaching Seminar Room (room 302) | About the room
  • Weigle Teaching Seminar Room (room 402) | About the room
  • Film Studies Classroom (room 425)

More teaching & resource rooms

Biomedical Library

  • Ground floor conference room
    Available for reservations on weeknights after 5pm and on weekends.
    For faculty, exceptions for daytime reservations fare possible, depending on room availability. Call 215-898-4223

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Music Library