Class of 1937 Memorial Reading Room for Graduate Students

A reading room with scattered chairs, a couch, and a four-seat table.

Quiet study area for graduate students only. A PennCard is required to enter.

If your PennCard does not provide access to this space and you believe this to be in error, visit the circulation desk on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

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Accordion List

  • 34 carrels
  • 2 tables with 4 chairs each
  • Soft seating for 8

Location and Accessibility


For Wheelchairs

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


  • 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 floorplan)

Accessible Entrance

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

Directions to the accessible entrance:   Word   |   PDF