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Biddle Fall Fest!

The law library is excited to be hosting Biddle Fall Fest, which starts on Monday, October 25. The Fall Fest is a week-long program of lightning talks, candy, crafts, contests, and PRIZES! Keep reading to find out how to participate.

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Biddle Fall Fest

Biddle Fall Fest!

The law library is excited to be hosting Biddle Fall Fest, which starts on Monday, October 25. The Fall Fest is a week-long program of lightning talks, candy, crafts, contests, and PRIZES! Keep reading to find out how to participate.

Biddle Fall Fest, Events, Library News, Students
law and magic book covers

October’s BookList: Law and Magic

For October we are featuring books in our collection on law and magic! Books selected by Susan Gualtier.

Books, Collections, Library News
Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Select books and oral histories from our collection for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Books, Collections, ebooks, Library News, National Hispanic Heritage Month, oral histories
Ionelia Engel

Staff Spotlight: Ionelia Engel

This month’s staff spotlight is Ionelia Engel, Library Assistant in Access Services and a Penn Alum!

Biddle Law Library, Library News, staff spotlight series
standing desk

Equipment that helps you study? We’ve got you!

Be more productive by being more comfortable. Our equipment lending program includes an assortment of book stands, laptop stands, and standing desks. You can see them on display at the library’s entrance.

Access Services, Circulation Department, Equipment, Library News
Cite-Checking Guide for Journal Editors

Cite-Checking Guide for Journal Editors

On the hunt for a source? The Cite-Checking guide helps you find pdfs of primary law and scholarly sources, and it provides tips for using library catalogs to find books, determining when to request an interlibrary loan, and creating Perma.CC links.

Journal Editors, Library News, Research and Scholarship Services
Books

Request Books from the Library’s Collection

Students may place holds on books in the law library’s collection. Law students can  pick up books at Biddle; all other students can pick up at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Complete the online form to request books.

Access Services, Books, Library News
Book scanner

New Scanning Stations

Have you seen the amazing new scanning stations in the law library? The KIC scanner is a high-speed, face-up scanner that offers a intuitive interface and a variety of options for creating, editing, and saving files.

Access Services, Library News, Scanners
Photos on campus during the pandemic.

Looking for Course Materials?

Still waiting for a textbook to arrive? Don’t worry! The library maintains a closed course reserves collection to ensure that students have access to required materials.

Access Services, Canvas, Collections, course reserves, E-reserves, Library News
Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Merle Slyhoff

This month’s staff spotlight is Collection Development Librarian Merle Slyhoff!

Library News, staff spotlight series

Reactivate your New York Times Digital Access

Penn community members now have access to The New York Times, courtesy of the Penn Libraries. The subscription provides digital access via nytimes.com and through mobile apps. If you had an account through Biddle Library’s subscription, you will need to reactivate your NYTimes.com account.

Digital Collections, Library News, New York Times
Merle Slyhoff Headshot

Merle Slyhoff: Career Reflections

After 44 years of service, our colleague and friend Merle Slyhoff is retiring at the end of August. Read her reflections on her career and what she is looking forward to in the next chapter of her life.

Interview, Library News, Staff News

Lex Machina

The library has a subscription to Lex Machina. Use legal analytics to uncover insights about courts, judges, law firms, attorneys, and parties.

Digital Collections, Legal Analytics, Lex Machina, Library News
Gabriela Femenia

Staff Spotlight: Gabriela Femenia

Gabriela Femenia is this month’s staff spotlight! Gabriela has been a Biddle team member since 2009. She is the library’s Associate Director for Collections & Operations.

Library News, staff spotlight series
Wu Ting-Fang

Penn Law Firsts: Asians, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders - 1900 to the Present

Biddle’s digital exhibit Penn Law Firsts: Asians, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders - 1900 to the Present celebrates their many contributions to the Law School’s ethnic and cultural diversity, beginning in 1900 when the Chinese diplomat Wu Ting-Fang first visited the Law School.

Digital Exhibits, Library News
Margaret Center Klingelsmith

Biddle has a New Catalog: Search Center

Earlier this month, the Biddle Law Library launched its new catalog—Search Center. The new system offers enhanced search capabilities and integrated interlibrary loan services.

Library News

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