Access to the College Green area of campus will be restricted until further notice. PennCard holders and some Penn affiliates may enter and exit Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center through the Rosengarten Undergraduate Study Center on the ground floor, and may enter and exit the Fisher Fine Arts Library through the 34th Street entrance to Meyerson Hall. See our Service Alerts for details.

Materials Library Collection

The Fisher Fine Arts Materials Library hosts thousands of material samples ranging from traditional construction materials to emergent and novel materials.

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Collection Overview

The Fisher Fine Arts Materials Library hosts thousands of samples ranging from traditional construction materials to emergent and novel samples such as Vanta Black, electronic paint, and seaweed insulation. The aim of the collection is to bring together innovation and creativity in order to advance conceptualization through tactile exploration. We are as much of a lab or studio as we are a library collection and we draw from disciplines across campus, making us a diverse and unique resource. We also offer 3D scanning technology to further explore and examine objects large and small. 

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