About the IUP Libraries

  • The IUP Libraries provide support for teaching, research, and the personal enrichment of members of the university community.

    IUP Libraries consists of the Stapleton/Stabley building, the Orendorff Music Library, the Punxsutawney Regional Library, and the Northpointe Regional Library. The Stapleton/Stabley building, which serves as the central university library, houses the main book and periodical collections, technical and public services, special collections and archives, as well as media resources and services. All libraries and all services are an integral part of IUP Libraries, a system whose resources are linked by means of an automated union catalog. IUP Libraries currently holds nearly 500,000 volumes and more than 50,000 audiovisual items in various formats. Additionally, the system subscribes to more than 63,000 journals and other serial publications.

    The system employs 13 faculty librarians and 17 staff members, as well as more than 150 student workers.

    IUP Libraries is part of the Keystone Library Network and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.