Elisabeth S. Blissell Library, Penn State New Kensington

Active Alerts

New Kensington Library: Renovation Closure and Temporary Location

Beginning January 22, 2024, The Elisabeth S. Blissell Library will temporarily be located in Conference Center 51.

  • Course reserves, media equipment, and anatomical models will be available for checkout, but our regular book collection will not.
  • You are able to request books from other campuses. Please contact a member of our Library Staff for help at...
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This alert is active 

until May 31, 10:00 pm

-- Originally posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 1:52pm --

-- Last updated on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 3:12pm --

Upcoming Alerts

New Kensington Library: Modified hours for June

Our library will be closed on Tuesday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 5, for planned electrical work. For assistance, the Ask a Librarian service online can provide research help and answers to general questions, or you may contact a member of our Library Staff at https://libraries.psu.edu/...

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This alert is active  Jun 1, 12:30 am

until Jun 5, 11:00 pm

-- Originally posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 11:00am --

-- Last updated on Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 11:00am --

Your Librarians

Jennifer Gilley

Head Librarian New Kensington and Interim Director for Commonwealth Campus Libraries Western Region

Amy E Rustic

Reference Librarian


Study at the Library


Library Hours Map and Directions
3550 Seventh Street Road, Route 780
Upper Burrell, PA 15068-1798


The mission of the Blissell Library is to help students access, evaluate, and cite information. We have three librarians who teach classes and help students one-on-one in this effort. In addition, we provide access to the vast collection of online and print materials available to all students at Penn State. Please let us know how we can help!