News and Events


November 20, 2020
Penn State University Libraries is adjusting in-person service hours at most of its locations University-wide through the end of the fall 2020 semester. Virtual services, resources and assistance from subject-expert librarians remain available to assist all library users.
November 19, 2020
The winning writers of Penn State University Libraries Short Stories’ “Witching Hour” fall 2020 contest have been announced. Representing six campuses, the latest writing contest challenged students, faculty and staff across the commonwealth to unleash their best original short stories or poetry on...
November 17, 2020
Three researchers from two Penn State campuses will give brief talks about their work at the next Penn State Data Science Community meeting scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday Dec. 3.


Dec 8, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Libraries Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report 2019-2020

Libraries Newsletter Fall 2020

Libraries Fall Newsletter 2020

Digital Projects and Exhibits

Earth ArchivesEarth Archives: Stories of Human Impact
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in April of 1970, this exhibition explores the intersection of the environment, human activity, and the documentary record.

Cast in SteelBeneath the Surface and Cast in Steel: Forging the American Industrial Union Movement
This digital project provides researchers unprecedented access to Penn State’s extensive collection of primary sources related to the history of industrial unionism in the United States. 


International Solidarity
International Solidarity: Highlights from the Ken Lawrence Collection
The exhibition explores the visual culture of political protest in the late 20th-century.

Protesters - Old MainPenn State Education Activism Archive
Using primary sources from Special Collections, students in Professor Steudeman’s Contemporary American Rhetoric: Educational Activism in the United States (CAS 478) class created The Penn State Educational Activism Archive, which aims to complicate and expand our historical knowledge of student and faculty activism at Penn State University.

Indigenous Roots/RoutesIndigenous Roots/Routes
This student-produced digital media project was created as part of the Public Humanities Fellows Program at the Humanities Institute at Penn State and expands on the Indigenous Roots/Routes exhibition, which encompasses a wide swath of history, geographic range, and varied Indigenous people and cultures and explores the processes of social, religious, and political adaptation.

Penn State ADACelebrating the ADA: The Legacy and Evolution of Disability Rights & Lived Experience at Penn State
A digital exhibition that explores the first 100 years of national disability rights and movements and their impact on the Penn State University community, including resources to proactively learn and influence future efforts.