The Receiving Room provides timely handling, distribution and processing of all incoming mail and outgoing United States and International mail, including certified or registered mail, metered mail, parcels, and specialized courier and express mail.

About our Work

Located at 127 Paterno Library, our entrance is off Curtin Road at the University Park campus.

Our hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Our primary shipper, UPS WorldShip, allows us to ship and track library materials in the continental United States. Each UPS package is insured for $100.00 at no cost and can be tracked by tracking number or delivery date. The Receiving Room does not offer International shipping via UPS. International shipping is processed at Penn State Multimedia Services. Material may also be shipped by FedEx on special request which must be arranged by the requesting person. Receiving Room is not responsible for outgoing FedEx shipments.

Intercampus mail is picked up at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm daily. For same day UPS shipping, please have outgoing UPS material to the Receiving Room by 3:00 pm.

Services offered by Receiving

The Receiving Room handles the shipping and receiving of library materials, to and from all library locations and serves as courier for the University Libraries main campus location. Bags of magazines, journals, newspapers, first-class mail, microfilm, videos, and much much more arrive for sorting and distribution daily.

Department Contact Information

127 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1808

Receiving Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Melissa Carper Receiving Room Clerk 814-863-4359
Douglas Cramer Director of Facilities 814-865-9551
Stephanie DelBaggio Receiving Room Clerk 814-863-4359
Thomas Stauffer Receiving Room Clerk 814-863-4359
Scott Waite Receiving Room Clerk 814-863-4359
Brenda Witmer Stockroom Clerk B 814-863-4359