Book Orders

Where to Order Books 

There are two bookstores on or near campus commonly used by Penn faculty to order course books:


How to Place Readings on Reserve

Van Pelt Library will help you make standard (hard copy) and electronic reserve materials available to your students.

Reserve Staff can help place books, hard copies of articles and other materials reserve in the library. Most reserve materials are held in Rosengarten Reserve Room in the basement of Van Pelt Library.

Electronic reserves will be uploaded to your courses’ Canvas site.

Supplement to Reserve Readings

The library is running a pilot program for 2017-2018  to purchase online copies of books that are required course readings and that students would typically have to purchase or use on reserve in Van Pelt.  Whenever possible we will place these e-books in the reserve module of course Canvas sites. To participate in this program contact Nick Okrent.

This program is intended  to advance the goals set forth by the Vice Provost’s first-generation, low-income program as well as to better support the pedagogical needs of faculty.