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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Stapleton Library Hours
Exceptions to Regular Library Hours