Working at the University Libraries


Image of Pattee-Paterno Library entrance facing the mallPenn State University Libraries is the heart of the University - connecting and educating people, building community, and transforming lives through the power of access to information and resources. We provide a user-focused, supportive, and welcoming environment built on our core values of empathy, integrity, inclusiveness, and excellence. We are among the top ten research libararies in North America, and second among U.S. public universities.


Libraries' Open House signage and balloons display​We welcome our patrons and staff to participate in Libraries'-hosted events such as, an annual Open House, DeStress Fest, Discovery Day, an annual staff picnic, ice cream socials to thank event volunteers, and monthly training programs, to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Diversity and Inclusion

Penn State's All In for Diversity and Inclusion logoWe are an inclusive and welcoming institution, committed to creating an environment of respect and inclusion for students, faculty, staff, and members of the Commonwealth. Libraries' diversity and civility statements serve as our guiding principles for all of our diversity efforts, and follow Penn State's diversity mission. Simply stated, we are a place for everyone.

Professional Development and Networking

Image of staff and students meeting in a conference roomWe make it a priority to connect our employees to the people and information they need to ensure successful experiences, in an environment that supports professional and personal growth. We encourage our staff to participate in the many library-affiliated national organizations and communities, as well as participate in professional development opportunities offered at Penn State.


An arial view of Penn State University ParkUniversity Park and the surrounding area of State College and Centre County offer small-town charm with opportunities and amenities found in city settings.

Discover more about Penn State, living in the area, and resources through Penn State Human Resources' Prospective Employee information and from the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC).

Information about working at and living near one of Penn State's many campus library locations across Pennsylvania is available through the Visitors section on each campus website listed on Penn State's Campuses page.



(Diversity and Inclusion, Professional Development and Networking, and Community photos credit:  Penn State)