Welcome from Luis Gonzalez, Dean of Libraries

  • On behalf of the staff and faculty of IUP Libraries it is my pleasure to welcome returning students, graduate and undergraduate, and the new class of 2018 to Indiana University of Pennsylvania and to encourage you to discover the resources and service we offer at the IUP Libraries.

    The IUP Libraries are the intellectual and social center of the university, providing a learning environment that stimulates and nourishes discourse, discovery, the growth of ideas, and the creation of new knowledge. We are the building which remains open the longest hours on campus, which makes us the place where the IUP community comes to study, work on their academic projects, or simply to socialize and connect with their peers.

    Inside our buildings you will find a rich variety of resources to enhance your learning and scholarship, supported by a friendly, knowledgeable, and professional group of librarians and staff. They are willing to help you take advantage of our programs, services, and resources which will be essential in providing support throughout your academic careers. You can connect with us in person, via telephone, or online to get help navigating today’s complex world of information delivery.

    We offer more than 300 electronic databases, over 40,000 full-text electronic journals, over 200,000 electronic books (all accessible via our website), and a collection of over 800,000 print volumes to support your studies and research.

    The 21st-century library is not simply a space to study or a collection of books. The new academic library offers an exciting array of services, resources, and facilities to meet students and faculty educational and research needs. From our Java City café and group study rooms to the information commons help desk, reference desk, and media and equipment services, to the 24/5 weekday schedule, we are deeply committed to the educational success of all students and faculty at IUP.

    We are here to help and assist you.

    Luis J. Gonzalez, Dean of Libraries