Address: 220 S 34th St. (Just on the other side of Locust Walk from Van Pelt, adjacent to College Hall)
Hours: 9am-5pm (Summer) 8:30am-12am (Starting Fall Term 2016)
Noise Level: Very low
Perks: Some of the prettiest architecture on campus. Has been compared to Hogwarts. Access is open to all Penn students.
Fisher Fine Arts Library is one of my favorite spots on campus. While Fisher is hardly a secret, it is less frequented than Van Pelt and typically has open study space available. Unlike Van Pelt, which can be brimming with activity and a decent amount of noise at any given time in the semester, Fisher is very quiet. The library is so quiet on most days that you can hear a pin drop. Located just on the other side of Locust Walk from Van Pelt, Fisher is a must see and great study space. It is particularly great for reading and there’s no shortage of tables for study space here.
One thing to be aware of if you’re planning to study in Fisher is to be prepared to charge any devices you might need for studying beforehand. The only drawback to studying in Fisher is that it is so gorgeous, you might be too busy gawking at the architecture to concentrate on your work. If you haven’t been to Fisher yet, definitely check it out.
If you’ve been to Fisher before and have any thoughts or feedback, or other great study spaces students should know about, feel free to comment below and we may just highlight one of them in the next blog post!
Staff Writer: Randall Perez