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.

Class of 1963 Microtexts Center

The Microtexts Center is part of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center's information services complex, located inside the main entrance. It is one of the library's most heavily visited areas, assisting more than 6,000 students, faculty and staff each day.

Rolling stack shelving and file cabinets in the Microtexts Center.

With 3.6 million pieces of film, fiche, and microcard, the Microtexts Center has the storage capacity equivalent to that of the entire library! These microforms provide access to materials that are difficult to access by conventional methods.

In celebration of its 30th reunion, the Class of 1963 funded the Microtexts Center. It features new reader stations, including reader-printer stations, and modern storage facilities.

Where to print, copy, scan


Location and Accessibility


For Wheelchairs

  • Sufficient doorway & hallway clearance
  • Automatic doors or no doors

Nearby Bathrooms

  • Men's and women's bathrooms, each with an accessible stall, are located near the ground floor east elevators next to Mark's Café (ground floor plan).
  • Men's and women's bathrooms, each with an accessible stall, are located near the 2nd floor east elevators (2nd floor plan).
  • 2 gender neutral, accessible bathrooms are located near the east elevator lobby of the 3rd floor (3rd floor plan).
  • There are no bathrooms on the 1st floor.

Accessible Entrance

Van Pelt Library Center accessible entrance diagram

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