Social Media at the Penn Libraries

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Since 1750, the Penn Libraries has served the teaching, research and learning needs of scholars. The Libraries' collections was founded by Benjamin Franklin and consists of over seven million physical volumes housed in 14 libraries, plus a digital library of millions more.

The Penn Libraries regularly shares news, resources, services, and event information through these platforms:

This page lists only those libraries, centers, programs, and projects within the Penn Libraries which maintain separate social media channels.

Biotech Commons

The services and collections of the Biotech Commons facilitate research, education, and patient care decisions for the University of Pennsylvania health sciences community.


Canvas is the University-wide educational platform managed by the Libraries’ Courseware Services Team.

Common Press

The Common Press — a collaboration between Penn Libraries, the Weitzman School of Design, and Kelly Writers House — is Penn’s letterpress and book arts studio.

Community Engagement

Penn Libraries Community Engagement works towards access and equity for learners of all ages through public school library advocacy, community partnerships, and literacy engagement initiatives.

Fisher Fine Arts Library

The collections of the Fisher Fine Arts Library cover architecture, city planning, historic preservation, history of art, landscape architecture, the studio arts, and urban design.

Judaica Digital Humanities

Judaica Digital Humanities at the Penn Libraries is a robust program of projects and tools for experimental digital scholarship with Judaica collections.

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

The Kislak Center fosters innovative approaches to integrating material and digital research and advocating for open data.

Levy Dental Medicine Library

The Dental School Library's collection covers all aspects of dental medicine and the related basic sciences.

Lippincott Library of the Wharton School

The Lippincott Library is the University of Pennsylvania's business library, serving the research needs of Wharton and the Penn community.

Manuscripts of the Muslim World Project

Manuscripts of the Muslim World will include digital editions of more than 500 manuscripts and 827 paintings from the Islamicate world broadly construed.

Penn Museum Library

The Museum Library assists research, study, and teaching in anthropology and archaeology, as well as the mission of the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS), located within the Kislak Center, supports an array of manuscript-related digital projects.