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Give to the Libraries

"Our Wish List provides community members the opportunity to fund a selection of priority Libraries projects and resources that will enhance the educational experiences of our students and inspire them on their way to earning a Penn State degree. With your gift of $250 or more, you create a direct link between the Libraries and our services and the student body."

- Dean Barbara I. Dewey

Libraries Wish List for Students: Creating a Lasting Impact

The Wish List gives librarians the freedom to explore cutting edge, nontraditional and innovative resources for the students that may not be entirely covered in operating budgets. These unique opportunities give students a competitive advantage on their way to earning their Penn State degrees.

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Marion Mackinnon’s Gift Leads the Way for Students With Disabilities

"As an international student who is blind and pursuing a Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology, I am deeply indebted to University Libraries’ Adaptive Technology & Services. All tactile graphs as well as alternative text materials required for my course work are always provided to me in a timely manner, making my academic experience very enjoyable. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to those who have supported me –giving me the strength to not give up but to keep moving forward." -Jooyoung Seo.

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A Lifelong Connection: The Alumni Library Online

"The Alumni Library Online provides yet another lifelong connection to Penn State – similar to the connection many of us feel through Penn State football or other athletic programs. The Alumni Library, however, offers a virtual space for lifelong learning. In today’s society, it is increasingly important to have a place where we can go to access reliable information...

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A Young Alum's Passion to Give

“University Libraries has always been an important part of my life. I used the Earth and Mineral Sciences Library as a place to decompress and work while I was on campus during my undergraduate and graduate studies. I want to do my small part to ensure that the library is accessible and a nice place to “get away” from our fast-paced lives.” -- Phil Morath, B.S. (2003) and M.S. (2007), Geosciences, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS)

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The Textbook Fund:
A Major Game Changer

“Thank you so much for providing us books for classes. It had been an incredibly difficult semester and just having books provided gave me some relief and happiness! Thank you so much – it was a big help to me and many others!” –Meghan, student patron

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