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The David B. Weigle Information Commons opened its doors in April 2006. Located on the first floor (west) of the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, the 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 check out the website: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/

Penn Library - Weigle Information Commons Facilities

Weigle Information Commons (WIC) has the following facilities options for students (For pictures and more detailed information view the WIC website):

  • Diner Booths
  • Group Study Rooms
  • Presentation Room
  • Alcolves
  • WIC Seminar Room
  • Digital Media Lab
  • Video Recording Rooms
  • Consulting Room

Penn Library - Weigle Information Commons Software

WIC PC desktops and laptops have recently been imaged with the software listed below which is only a sample of the software offerings (For a complete list visit the WIC website):

  • Adobe Creative Suite Version 5
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 SP1
  • Open Office 3.3
  • Various Media Players
  • Math and Statistics Software (such as JMP 9 and SPSS 19)

The Macintosh desktops and laptops in the Vitale Digital Media Lab and WIC Seminar Room contain additional software:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • iWork 09
  • iLife 11
  • Final Cut Studio 2 (Not available in WIC Seminar Room)
  • Final Cut X
  • Microsoft Office 2011

Penn Library - Equipment Lending Program

You can reserve videocameras, cameras, projection supplies, audio equipment, and certain technical accessories (such as a tripod or livescribe pulse pen) from 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, visit the Equipment Lending Program website.

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