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 2005 through the generosity of Alan Jacobs C'67, his wife Denise PAR'09, and son Alexander C'09, this fund supports scholarly acquisitions for the Penn Libraries in the field of cinema studies.

Alan S. Jacobs, Esq. is a Senior Partner at Withers Bergman LLP, New York. As a Penn undergraduate, he was a member of Friars Senior Society and the Kite and Key Society, social chairman of the Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity and manager of Penn's varsity golf team. He has been on the Libraries' Board of Overseers since 2000, and currently serves as Chair of the Development Committee.

The University of Pennsylvania's Cinema Studies Program continues to grow rapidly and now offers both a major and a minor, and classes on cinema and using cinema are found throughout the curriculum of the School of Arts and Sciences. Funds such as this are vitally important in maintaining the depth and breadth of the Libraries' collections, serving the teaching and research needs of Penn scholars.