Giving to the Libraries

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A Special Message from Dean Dewey

A Penn State education prepares our students to be future leaders and problem solvers for an increasingly complex world.  And the Libraries are proud to be key players as we support academic excellence, research, prominence, and superior public service.

We have many exciting services throughout our library locations. The Tombros and McWhirter Knowledge Commons in Pattee Library offers a 24-hour facility, technology and research assistance in one location, a Media Commons, circulating laptops and iPads, collaborative study spaces with Mediascapes, solo space when desired, other equipment, and more—all in a comfortable environment. And, we are excited about plans for the Collaboration Commons (see the video above).

The strong convergence of Penn State’s vision and the Libraries’ plans and activities support academic excellence, research prominence, and superior public service. I continue to be energized by Penn State’s passion for and the Libraries role in creating knowledge and educating our students for future endeavors.

Penn State’s Libraries remain ranked among the top ten academic research library in North America. Your additional investment will take our Libraries to new heights and determine how very much more we can offer Penn State students. You may make your gift at  If you would like to discuss specific giving opportunities, please email our development office or call 814-865-2258.

Best regards,

Barbara I. Dewey
Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications


Stereograph Collection

This collection contains 368 stereographs that document trench warfare during World War I. Some of the images contain graphic representations of injuries and death from combat. The majority of the stereoscopic views were photographed in France and Belgium, and there are a smaller number of images documenting Germany, Italy, the Macedonian front and Thessaloniki, Greece.