Penn Library Computing Resources

David B. Weigle Information Commons

Located on the first floor (west) of the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, the David B. Weigle Information Commons  supports collaborative learning and group activities using the latest technologies. The Commons includes a variety of collaboration spaces including Group Study Rooms, Data Diner Booths, Alcove Meeting Areas, Seminar Room and the Vitale Digital Media Lab. The Commons uses many Web 2.0 technologies to connect with students and faculty. For more information go to:


Weigle Information Commons (WIC) has the many facilities options for students, including:  

For pictures and more detailed information,  view the WIC website.


WIC PC desktops and laptops have recently been imaged with common software. For a complete list contact WIC directly.

Equipment Lending Program

You can reserve videocameras, cameras, projection supplies, audio equipment, and certain technical accessories (such as a tripod or livescribe pulse pen) with the Vitale Digital Media Lab located in Weigle Information Commons, Van Pelt Library, 1st floor West.

For a complete list of items available in the lending program and to use the library's equipment reservation system, contact WIC directly.

Virtual Lab

The Penn Libraries has also deployed a virtual computer lab (vLab) for students to access software applications normally accessible in Library computer labs. Software includes in-demand titles that students can’t easily access by other means.

For more information, please visit the Penn Libraries Virtual Lab web site.