News and Events


August 2, 2022

Penn State University Libraries has introduced two new ways for patrons to access and save copies of microfilm and microfiche containing information they may need for research projects or other purposes. “Scan on Demand” is one option; remote access to the microform collections is another.

August 2, 2022

Penn State University Press has announced the fall 2022 lineup for "PSU Press Presents," a monthly series of free virtual events that feature authors of new and recent books in conversation with one another. Topics reflect the wide range of subjects published by the press, including literature,...

July 26, 2022

Teams from Penn State University Libraries’ Conservation Centre will lead hands-on papermaking sessions this summer from fiber to finish, from petals to paper. The event “Paper and Plants: They are connected!” will be held Aug. 11 and 17 at the Arboretum at Penn State’s Childhood’s Gate Children...


Sep 7, 9:00 am to Sep 8, 5:00 am

An interactive and fun event that introduces students to University Library resources and services.  The "tour" is self-guided and takes about 50 minutes or less to complete.

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.