The main entrance to the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is now open. Van Pelt Library and the Fisher Fine Arts Library are currently open to Penn Card holders, Penn affiliates, and certain visitors. See our Service Alerts for details.

Established in 1890, this fund is one of many family Library funds at Penn.

A great research university must provide access to the most up-to-date information in the fields of study it offers. Unrestricted endowed funds such as this have resulted in Penn Library collections that have both depth and breadth.

Although much has changed at the Library since 1890, one constant has been the commitment of donors to building Penn's collections. Individuals and families have continued to support the Library throughout its long history.