Libraries Acquire Franklin’s Formative First Publication
Only copy of Franklin’s first printing job acquired by Penn Libraries.
Peeling Back the Vines
An exhibit at the Penn Library is painting a fuller picture of 'Madeline' author Ludwig Bemelmans.
How Swamp Thing Made the Scene at Van Pelt Library
Charles Soule C’96 killed Wolverine, brought Swamp Thing to Van Pelt.
Van Pelt at 50
Five decades on, the University’s central library is still doing the job.
Makeover for the Rare Book & Manuscript Library
New work by Anon.: $4.25 million for rare book library
Penn’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library has a message for students, alumni, and book lovers everywhere. Online or on campus, come up and see us sometime!
Behind the gift to Penn’s library of a very rare 17th-century book lies the moving story of an alumna scholar’s groundbreaking research and untimely death.
A Moveable Feast for the Eyes
Rare books from Library’s collection to be shown in Belgium.
The Immeasurable Curiosity of Edward Peters
A colleague calls Peters, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, “one of the great medievalists of his generation.” His own assessment: “I’m like cheap paint—I cover a lot, but not very well.”
Browsing Penn’s Cyber Stacks
Scattered collections, brittle diaries, rare artifacts, handwritten plays, and more are flashing across computer screens worldwide, via the University's groundbreaking digital library project.