Message from the Dean

  • Welcome to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Libraries

    The IUP Libraries include the Indiana campus main library, located in the southwest corner of the Oak Grove; the Music Library, located in the Cogswell building, next to the newly opened Crimson Café; and our libraries at the Punxsutawney and Northpointe regional campuses.

    Each of our locations, and our website, serves as your gateway to an invaluable and extensive collection of resources in print and electronic form.

    Our resources—available to the entire IUP community—include a book collection of over 486,000 print volumes and 250,000 e-books, and over 300 electronic databases. In addition, we provide local and remote access to more than 63,000 full-text professional journals and periodicals via our website. IUP Libraries provide an environment conducive to study, learning, and the creation of new knowledge. We offer more than 150 public computers to facilitate access to our all our resources, as well as a netbook lending program.

    The Media Services Desk, located in the lobby of the first floor, provides audio-visual equipment for use by our university community, including video/voice recorders and a variety of cameras. Our Interlibrary Loan department staff members provide access to any resources, print or electronic, that may not be available in our vast resources.

    Our most valuable resource are the library personnel, whether faculty, staff, or student, who stand ready to help you fulfill your informational needs and succeed in your academic and research endeavors. From the Circulation, Media Services, Reference, and the Information Commons desks to the “behind the scenes” operations of our Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Collection Development departments, the professionals here at the IUP Libraries are dedicated to providing the best and most up-to-date services to enhance and support your academic careers, teaching, and research.

    We welcome feedback from our users as part of our efforts to offer the best and most appropriate services and programs to fulfill the needs of our constituencies. Please feel free to contact us, or stop by the administrative offices in the Library Administration suite in Stapleton Library.