Penn Museum Library Research Services

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Reference assistance is provided by the staff of the Penn Museum Library. They can explain how to use the Franklin catalog, help you find materials in the Penn Museum Library collection, get started on a research paper, and explain complementary collections in other Penn Libraries. They are usually available Monday-Friday from 9AM to 5PM.

Contact us

Penn Museum Library staff can be reached by phone (215-898-7840) or email (

Request services

You can ask a reference question right from your desk top.

Penn faculty, students, and staff may schedule an appointment for a research consultation. Penn faculty may arrange for course-related library instruction sessions which are customized to meet the needs of their students.