Berks Thun Library, Penn State Berks

Your Librarians

Alexandria Chisholm

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Nancy H. Dewald

Reference Librarian

John Shank

Head Librarian

Brett Spencer

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Study at the Library

As of 4:44 pm
29 of 32 Macs are open

As of 4:44 pm
70 of 82 PCs are open


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


The Boscov-Lakin Information Commons at the Thun Library provides a welcoming, comfortable, technology enriched environment that supports the needs of undergraduate students. Features of this state-of-the-art facility include an electronic classroom, multi-media studio, conference room, instructional design laboratory, the Cohen Lounge, technology pods, and a Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute exhibit. It also has a Special Collections Room, 10 small study rooms, and eight group study rooms, and three Media Commons rooms that can be used as small study rooms when not required for media projects . Video conferencing, wireless technology, SmartBoards, and data ports for laptops are also available in this facility that provides seating for 530 persons and over 100 PCs and laptops for its users.

The collection supports the courses that are taught at this campus. It includes approximately 50,000 volumes, 125 print newspapers and journals, a children's book collection, and a media collection of videos, DVDs, and CDs. There are also small bestseller and popular DVD collections. Access to the Internet and databases in most subject fields and an extensive collection of full text journals is also provided. Suggestions for the collection are welcome and should be sent to