Microscopy Core Scheduler (MCS) - our online reservation system

A valid PennKey and an active Microscopy Core account are required for access to the Microscopy Core Scheduler

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ALL USERS: As part of our response to the COVID-19 crisis, you must follow these important guidelines when making your microscope reservations:

  • Only trained users who have used the core within the past 8 months and who have satisfied the School's requirements for returning to work are allowed to make reservations.
  • The name on every reservation MUST match the name of the person actually using the microscope. This is always required but is especially important now, for contact tracing purposes.
  • Every reservation (including workstation reservations) must be preceded and followed by a gap of at least 1 hour, during which time the equipment must not be used and the space must be vacated.