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Franklin Living Room

The foyer leads directly to the Franklin Living Room. Comfortable couches and chairs mark the five seating areas of this English brown oak-paneled room, where members can enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails with friends. A full-color, leaded-glass window of the University seal, created as a memorial for Penn track star Samuel Heebner Terry, C'06, is the centerpiece of the skylight that illuminates the antique carpets, distinguished woodwork and red and blue fabrics. Bookshelves hold the Club Library, with its outstanding works by Penn faculty and alumni; histories and yearbooks of the University; the books of the University Press and newspapers and periodicals. A computer provides links to Van Pelt Library and the campus information network.

This room honors Benjamin Franklin with a casting of the "Young Franklin" statue, created by acclaimed University professor and sculptor R. Tait McKenzie, that stands in front of Weightman Hall. This beloved living room library is often cited as a key reason why members join The Penn Club -- simply to have the benefit of enjoying this room.

Franklin Living Room Services

Hours
The Library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Coffee Service
Complimentary coffee/tea service is available daily from 10am - 11am
Kite & Key Bar
Cocktails and light snacks are served in the Library between the hours of 3pm - 10pm
Internet Access
Members are welcome to use the computer available in the library or connect to their own devices via WiFi 
Newspapers
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, and The Weekly Pennsylvanian are available in the library daily. Reciprocal Club magazines and newsletters are also available for our members' pleasure. 
Games
Classic board games such as Scrabble, Checkers, Chess, Backgammon, regular playing cards and more are available for members.
Books
All books are circulated. Members are welcome to check out books at the front desk for their reading pleasure.




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