The library’s collections and services serve the IUP community, helping staff, faculty, and students achieve success. The information below is a quick snapshot of our collections, instruction, and reference services.
Our Reference Department provides face-to-face, chat, and email support to the IUP community, as well as a wide collection of reference works, scholarly research databases, and custom-tailored research guides
to support student and faculty research and coursework.
The IUP Libraries Special Collections and University Archives houses IUP historic documents, manuscripts, rare
books, and a vast collection of images. Our special focus on Pennsylvania history, and an excellent collection of rare, first-edition works, make our Special Collections a unique and powerful research resource.
The Orendorff Music Library, located in Cogswell Hall, is where you’ll find our superb music collections. Thousands of scores, recordings,
and circulating works are complemented by unique specialized research collections.
As part of IUP’s work to limit the spread of COVID-19, all physical facilities of the IUP Libraries are closed at this time. Information about virtual library services and student access to computers is available at IUP Libraries During Coronavirus.
Exceptions to normal hours