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Chemistry Library

Visit the Chemistry Library The Chemistry Library is located on the fifth floor of the Chemistry Department building at 34th and Spruce Streets. Judith Currano, the reference librarian is available between 9:00AM and 5:00PM to help with your reference questions.
Walk-ins are encouraged, but you may want to phone ahead, especially during the Spring Semester.

Judith Currano
Chemistry Librarian
phone: (215) 746-5886

Email Us Use the Ask a Reference Question form to make an inquiry. This service is primarily for students, faculty, and staff. We will try to respond as soon as possible.
Course-related Instruction Penn faculty may request course-related library instruction sessions customized to meet the needs of their students. If you are interested in having library instruction for your class, please either contact Judith Currano directly at 215-898-2177 or or use the Request course-related library instruction form.
Meet with a Reference Librarian To schedule an appointment with a reference librarian to discuss your research needs, use the Make an appointment for a research consultation form.
STN Substructure Searching Can't find a preparation for the compound you want? Interested in finding a compound with a similar structure to your target molecule? Substructure searching on the STN database is available to current Penn affiliates only after 5PM on most weekdays.
Please make an appointment with Judith Currano at least two days in advance by calling (215) 898-2177 or by e-mailing
Contact Your Online Research Advisor The Library Advising in Residence Project provides in residence assistance to all students living in the College Houses.