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Past, Present & Future: Biddle Law Library

The current exhibition in the library’s Gateway highlights significant people and events in the history of Biddle Law Library.

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Mary Shelly

Staff Spotlight: Mary Shelly

This month’s staff spotlight is Mary Shelly! Mary is a Reference Librarian here at Biddle. She started working remotely back in 2020 during early quarantine days, but you can now find her on site.

Library News, staff spotlight series

Reparations Resource Center

The University of Pennsylvania Black Law Students Association (Penn BLSA) created this research guide as a culmination of years of advocacy work for reparations for the transatlantic slave trade.

Library News, Penn BLSA, Research and Scholarship Services

Meet Ben Carlson

Ben Carlson is our Associate Director for Scholarly Data and Innovation. He joined the Biddle team in April.

Library News, Staff News
John Hogan

Staff Spotlight: John Hogan

This month’s staff spotlight is John Hogan! John is a Library Specialist for Metadata & Systems and plays an essential role in the Law School Repository.

Library News, staff spotlight series
Two Penn Law students in Biddle sitting at wooden table working on a puzzle

Study Break Activities in Biddle

The library has set up an origami station along with an assortment of puzzles and coloring books for that much needed study break! Find them on the table at the library’s entrance.

Access Services, finals, games, Library News, Reading Days and Exam Period, study break
Tanenbaum Hall, Biddle Law Library with people.

Library Open 24/7 During Exam Period

All Biddle Library spaces will remain open 24/7 from Saturday, April 23 – Thursday, May 5.

Access Services, Circulation Department, finals, Library News, Reading Days and Exam Period, study rooms
Students sitting at table in Biddle Law Library.

Digital Study Aids for Final Exams

Getting ready for final exams? Take advantage of the library’s digital study aids and the exams archive.

Digital Collections, finals, Library News, past exams, Study Aids
Display case and exhibit poster

Past, Present & Future: Biddle Law Library

The current exhibition in the library’s Gateway highlights significant people and events in the history of Biddle Law Library.

Archives and Special Collections, exhibits, Library News
Wooden blocks with happy, neutral, and sad faces

Student Survey

We are evaluating our digital study aids packages. Complete a short survey for a chance to win prizes, including lunch at Franklin’s Table and Federal Donuts! The survey will remain open until Friday, April 8.

Library News, Students, Study Aids, Survey
Meet our newest team members

Meet Ashlee and Breanna

Meet two new additions to the Biddle staff: Ashlee Anstead and Breanna Himschoot.

Library News, Staff News
Collage of very cute cats and dogs.

Send Us Pics of Your Pet

Help us make the cutest slideshow ever! Submit a photo of you and your pet(s), or just your pet if you’re camera shy, by Monday, April 4. See the display in Biddle from mid-April until the end of the term.

Digital Exhibits, finals, Library News, Pets of Penn Law
Nintendo Switch

Video Games Nights in the Library

Take a Nintendo Switch study break! The Switch will be set up for drop-in play every Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Rare Book Seminar Room (T-253).

Events, Library News, Nintendo Switch, study break

Current Exhibit: Papers from Judge Shapiro and Judge Sloviter

The current exhibit in the Biddle Law Library’s Rare Book Room features material from the personal papers of two federal judges and highlights the history of women in the legal profession.

Archives and Special Collections, exhibits, Library News, women in law, Women's History Month

BookList: Women in the Legal Profession

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we have chosen to highlight books from our collection featuring women in the legal profession.

Books, Collections, e-books, Library News, women in law, Women's History Month
closeup photograph of hand on a keyboard

Digital Study Aids Updates

Lexis Digital Library is now available through Lexis Plus. Wolters Kluwer’s study aids library is now Aspen Learning Library and has a new desktop and mobile app.

Aspen Learning Library, Lexis Digital Library, Library News, Study Aids, Wolters Kluwer
Judge Dolores Sloviter, circa 1982 and 2006.

Ready for Research: Judge Dolores Sloviter Papers

The Judge Dolores Sloviter Papers have been processed and are available for research in the Biddle Archives.

Archives and Special Collections, Library News, women in law, Women's History Month

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