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"Because of the generosity of our supporters, alumni, and friends, we are able to offer a welcome and inclusive environment for collaboration and knowledge creation, while providing high-tech spots for student-centered learning across the Commonwealth – and this is just the beginning!"

- Dean Barbara I. Dewey

 

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.

Libraries Wish List for Students
Price Item
$250 American Sign Language Interpreter
$350 Blue Books and #2 Pencils
$500 FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera 
$500 White Boards - the Ultimate Sustainable Resource 
$650 Rare Historical Book Restoration
$1,400 Unwind Your Mind 
$2,800 Student Internship to Create a 3D Library Tour
$3,000 Annual Fall Open House 
$5,900 Life Size Anatomical Torso Model
$6,000 Looking Glass Pro Holographic Display
$14,000 Braille Embosser – View Plus Premier

As students' wishes are granted, new and impactful items will be added to the Libraries Wish List, so please check back frequently!