The Penn Computer Connection and PennCard Center:
On Second Floor of the Penn Bookstore
September 10, 2013, Volume 60, No. 4
The Penn Bookstore underwent renovations this summer. Among the changes was the relocation of the PennCard office and Computer Connection, both of which will occupy the section that previously housed music and DVDs on the second floor. With these moves, members of the Penn Community will now be able to purchase books, supplies and branded merchandise, get their PennCard or PennKey, have passport photos taken, buy stamps, use a notary and have their technology needs met all under one roof.
Next to the café on the second floor, a new multipurpose study space has been added with new desks, chairs and USB-equipped outlets. The space is designed so it can transform into a presentation room with seating for 50 people and appropriate multimedia equipment for events such as faculty author lectures and book signings.
The first floor underwent changes including the relocation of school spirit merchandise to the front of the building. Relative to books, the priority has been to preserve the existing number of titles, in particular maintaining categories that are of academic interest, and highlighting those by Penn faculty authors. In addition, Wi-Fi service has been amplified and food options were expanded and more centralized in the café section.
With the relocation, there are new hours of operation:
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. & Sun.
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mon.–Fri.
10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sat.
10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun.