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.


Collection Description

The print collection is housed in the Van Pelt Library, with the book collection comprising much of the material located at Library of Congress call numbers beginning with Q (science), T (technology), and some RA (public health). A very small number of print and electronic periodical subscriptions are also supported.


Doing Research

The collection is not intended to support academic research but can be used as an introduction to scientific topics and as a springboard to more advanced material. Good starting points would be: