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.

Passport Kick-Off: Library 101

Join us for the launch of our semester-long passport program! Get your passport to the Penn Libraries and start collecting stamps by attending activities and exploring the Libraries.

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September 12, 2023, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
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Open to Penn Students, Faculty, and Staff
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This fall, "fall" in love with the Penn Libraries! Our semester-long passport program will give you a chance to discover new library spaces and services, and get a limited-edition fanny pack if you complete at least 7 stops by November 7.

At our kick-off event, you'll have an opportunity to pick up your passport on the first floor by the circulation desk and start exploring Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and our other library locations.

You'll also get a passport stamp for attending one of two Library 101 sessions: from 1pm-2pm or from 2pm-3pm in the Class of 1955 Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. No registration is necessary; just drop in!

At Library 101, you'll learn all the basics of using the library: 

  • How to find books
  • Checking books out at the Circulation desk
  • Self-checkout via the app or kiosks
  • Contactless pickup at lockers
  • PDF scans of articles and book chapters 
  • Getting books (and more) on loan from other libraries