Berks Thun Library, Penn State Berks

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-- Originally posted on Monday, January 4, 2021 - 10:02am --

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Your Librarians

Alexandria Chisholm

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Sarah Hartman-Caverly

Reference and Instruction Librarian

John Shank

Head Librarian

Brett Spencer

Reference and Instruction Librarian


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P.O. Box 7009 Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610-6009


The Berks Thun Library features the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons, a welcoming, state-of-the-art, technology-enriched environment that supports the teaching and learning needs of undergraduate students, faculty, and staff. The library offers the latest technology in its two classrooms and includes a Media Commons suite with a One Button Studio, recording booth, and three video editing rooms. The facility also houses a conference room, the Cohen Lounge, a Collaboration Commons, the Discovery Lab, technology pods, ten small study rooms, eight group study rooms, and the Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute Exhibit and Timeline. Additional space and technology information is available in the “Study at the Library” section.

Our collections include approximately 65,000 volumes and support the courses offered at Penn State Berks. We also offer extensive research collections that span topics from children’s books to ethics, and offer a large selection of popular leisure viewing and reading titles. Inquiries regarding our collections should be directed to John Shank at