Eberly Family Special Collections Library

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Special Collections Library - now open for research appointments!

The Special Collections Library now offers limited appointment-only research hours for Penn State University students, faculty, staff, and community members. We’re pleased to welcome you back into our Reading Room and look forward to seeing you. To learn more, check out the Plan Your Research Visit page.

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-- Originally posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 2:24pm --

-- Last updated on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:47pm --


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.

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