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 11:43 am
32 of 32 Macs are open

As of 11:43 am
82 of 82 PCs are open


Library Hours Map and Directions
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, faculty, and staff. Features of this state-of-the-art facility include two technology-rich classrooms; a Media Commons suite consisting of a 1-button studio, recording booth, and three video editing rooms; conference room; the Cohen Lounge; a Collaboration Commons; technology pods; a reading lounge; and a Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute exhibit. It also has a Special Collections Room, 10 small study rooms, and eight group study rooms. Video conferencing, wireless technology, SmartBoards, and wifi are also available in this facility that provides seating for more than 500 people and includes more than 150 PCs, MACs, and laptops for its users.

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