I know what you’re thinking. Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is not a secret study spot. I’m here to let you in on a little VP secret: there are two new spaces within our beloved library that opened this fall. The hours for these new rooms are the same as most of the rest of VP:
- Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to midnight
- Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. – midnight
Read on to find out more about these great new spaces!
Moelis Family Grand Reading Room (first floor)
- Noise level: Silent
- Perks: The swivel recliners in the front of the room are perfect for study breaks.
- This room truly is grand. A beautiful cloth tapestry lines one wall, with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the other sides of the room.
- This room also features plush blue chairs at every table to make your study time a comfortable experience.
- The Moelis Family Grand Reading Room is sound-proof and totally silent. If you’re looking for a space to really buckle down and focus, this is your spot.
The Class of 1937 Memorial Reading Room (fifth floor)
- Noise level: Quiet
- Perks: Comfortable seating in front, study carrels in back. Perfect for any occasion!
- The Class of 1937 Memorial Reading room is now a card-access room designed to meet the needs of graduate students.
- This newly redesigned room features space for both independent and group study, and there is a lactation room available as well.
- In addition to the new features, this room is also home of football memorabilia from the class of ’37. The glass display case features three footballs and several uniforms that give a feel for what live at Penn was like 80 years ago.
While you’re over at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center checking out the new spaces, don’t forget about our other favorite VP spots including:
- The Undergraduate Study Center (open 24 hours most days)
- Weigle Information Commons (reservable study spaces)
- Lippincott Library (Wharton’s library within Van Pelt).
Each separate space at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center has different advantages, so make sure to check them all out to decide which one works best for you.
Staff Writer: Cassie Lo, WLRC Learning Instructor