Our mission is to provide an advanced, current, and relevant collection to support the academics and research performed by IUP faculty and students. We strive to incorporate the latest in information technology and library best practices to provide superb information support to the entire IUP community.
Our Reference Department provides an extensive collection of reference works, scholarly research databases, and custom-tailored research guides to support student and faculty research and coursework.
728 doctoral dissertations
140 master’s theses
178 airship patents
35 faculty presentation videos
The IUP Libraries Special Collections and University Archives houses a broad array of IUP historic documents, manuscripts, rare books, and a vast collection of images. A special focus on Pennsylvania history, and an excellent collection of rare, first-edition works make our Special Collections a unique and powerful research resource.
86 record groups (1,753 linear feet)
169 manuscript groups (5,723 linear feet)
30,000 volumes, including first edition works by Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells
The Orendorff Music Library, located in Cogswell Hall, is where you’ll find our excellent music collections. Thousands of scores, recordings, and circulating works are complemented by unique specialized research collections.
Charles Davis Collection of Jazz and Musical Theatre
Edward R. Sims Collection of Ethnic Musical Instruments
Albert R. Casavant Research Collection
Our collection development model employs a “bibliographer-liaison” model. Each academic department has a dedicated librarian (the bibliographer) who works directly with a specific faculty member in the department (the departmental liaison) to identify materials to purchase, and to make sure that the items being added to our collections support the academic needs of each department.
For more information about collection development at IUP Libraries, check out the following pages:
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Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
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