Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts – Van Pelt/Dietrich Library Center

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts – Van Pelt/Dietrich Library Center

Location:
3420 Walnut Street

Phase:
Completed

Planning Strategy:
The Kislak Center enhances the rare book library's teaching and digitization programs and will support the use of special collections both in research and in the curriculum. In addition, the renovated space on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library serves as a social and cultural commons for the entire University.

Program:
The collection, study, and curatorial facilities on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, have been transformed into the Special Collections Center, joining portions of the fifth and sixth floors. The overall renovated space includes display areas, a reading room, seminar rooms, and offices.

Total Project Cost:
$5,360,000

Area:
11,260 GSF

Completion:
Spring 2013

Architect(s):
Gensler

Contractor:
P. Agnes

Related Links:
Special Collections Center (Penn Libraries)
Van Pelt Library
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