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"Thanks to our generous donors we have state-of-the-art facilities that invite students to study, collaborate, and create knowledge. At the same time, we have not forgotten about the need for high touch service to help students navigate our resources and services." Diane Zabel, Interim Dean


Libraries Wish List for Students

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. Each wish is something that may not be entirely covered within operating budgets, or is outside the realm of possibility to purchase right away. Wishes include student resources and events, emerging technology, internships, accessibility, workshops, or even preservation of rare books.

"Donors are vital in allowing the Library to purchase resources that are more cutting edge, innovative, and nontraditional. I have a responsibility to be a good steward of our state money and to use it purchase essential and traditional materials like databases, journals, and books. Gifts and endowment funds give me the freedom to explore what will give our students a boost without sacrificing any of the essentials."   – Librarian, Penn State

Purchasing a Wish List item creates a lasting impact on our students' educational endeavors and often gives them a competitive advantage as they enter the workforce.