The building boasts semi-circular arches supported by short polished stone columns, and foliated forms and grotesques typical of Victorian Romanesque architecture. Some of the gargoyles function as rain spouts.
The services and collections of the Fisher Fine Arts Library facilitate work in architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, history of art, and fine arts. Textual and image collections, both analog and digital, are global in nature. Library orientation, reference service, and research consultation are available. Computers offer access to information resources; wireless access to the network is provided with PennKey authentication. Scanning workstations include file transfer capability.
The has access to Material Connexion, the world’s largest subscription-based materials library with more than 7,500 innovative materials and processes across all disciplines of design — an indispensable asset to a wide audience of users. You can access it here as well as through the Library's main page under "Featured Resources."