Special Collections Library



photoillustration of hurdler Mike Shine leaping over hurdle in 400 meter event at 1976 Summer OlympicsOn display  through Dec. 16 in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, University Park.


The Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State - University Park is home to more than 200,000 printed volumes, more than 25 million archival records and manuscripts, and another million photographs, maps, prints, and audio-visual items. We offer primary source materials for a diverse community of researchers, who range from K-12 and Penn State students, as well as scholars around the world.  We collect in a variety of subject disciplines, a sampling of which includes Utopian literature, science fiction, labor organization and representation, local Centre County history, and we are also home to the Penn State University Archives.