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.

Middle Eastern Studies Seminar Room

Meeting table, computer monitor, and shelves in the Middle Eastern Studies seminar room.

Teaching in the Middle East Seminar Room

The Middle East Seminar Room can accommodate small classes (12-16 persons) during the academic year, and can be reserved by faculty. Priority is given to faculty who need to make use of the room's resources.

Aside from access to the room's 2,000-volume collection, faculty teaching in the room can arrange to have supplemental materials placed in the room on temporary reserve for the semester. There is a fully-networked computer workstation and a whiteboard is also available for use. 

Where to print, copy, scan

Accordion List

  • 12 chairs at the table
  • 6 carrels
  • 2 easy chairs

  • Computer workstation
  • Whiteboard

Contact Us

For further information, please contact the Middle Eastern Studies Librarian,

Location and Accessibility


For Wheelchairs

  • Sufficient doorway & hallway clearance
  • Clearance to approach table
  • Table with accessible surface height, knee clearance, and leg clearance

Orthopedic Accessibility

  • Chairs have adjustable height
  • Tables have adjustable height


  • Natural and/or non-fluorescent light

Nearby Bathrooms

1 large gender-neutral, accessible bathroom and a lactation room are located near the 5th floor east bank of elevators. 4 gender-neutral, accessible bathrooms are located in the 5th floor west elevator lobby. (see floor plan)

Accessible Entrance

Accessible entrance, ground floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

Directions to the accessible entrance:   Word   |   PDF