This spring and summer, we’re reorganizing the stacks in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Planning to browse in person? Check the stacks directory for the up-to-date location of the shifting collections. Or skip the stacks and let us do the legwork! Select your item in the Franklin Catalog, click the blue “Get It” button, and request pickup at our automated lockers or at the Penn library location of your choice.

fifth floor plan, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Full description is linked below.Read description of floor plan

Description of the floor plan

The fifth floor, at the far east end are Special Collections climate controlled secure stacks and the Kislak Center Hallway (quiet study). Staff areas include Exhibits Office, Steven Miller Conservation Laboratory, Special Collections Processing. On the west end along north and south walls are the Area Studies offices and rooms: East Asia Collecion, South Asia Seminar Room, Derk Bodde East Asian Studies Seminar Room (526), Middle East Seminar Room, American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Photo Archive. Also on this floor are Faculty Studies, Stacks: C-G, the Class of 1937 Memorial Reading Room, carrels, men's and women's bathrooms; a gender-neutral, accessible bathroom, and a nursing room.