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Peer-to-Peer Services Now Available Online via The Search Bar

Penn State University Libraries recently unveiled a suite of services in which students can receive help with research, writing, and tech issues from fellow students with skills and training in those areas.  These peer-to-peer services are part of a program called The Search Bar. It normally has a physical presence on-site at the University Park…

Library Support for Adult Learners

A presentation from Penn State University Libraries entitled Library Support for Adult Learners was first offered as part of Nontraditional Student Week in November 2020. The short video — available via Zoom recording — was presented by Anne Behler, information literacy librarian & instruction coordinator at Penn State Library Learning Services, and reviewed some of…

Free Return Shipping for Library Materials in Spring 2021 Semester

As a Penn State World Campus student, you have access to virtually all of the materials from the Penn State University Libraries. There is a collection of millions of print materials at Penn State, as well as the ability to borrow from other libraries, and it is likely that you may need to request a…

Using Interlibrary Loan to Request Library Materials from a Distance

Penn State students have access to a wealth of library resources, encompassing a wide range of materials in assorted formats. Many of these resources are available online, but physical copies of some materials can also be provided to students located in North America, even if they aren’t near a Penn State campus.

Meet Lori Lysiak, Librarian at Penn State Altoona

Penn State World Campus students have access to a wide variety of valuable library assets and services. Among the most helpful library resources are the librarians and research specialists. These staff members can assist students in finding information or materials they need for their courses. We recently chatted with Lori Lysiak, a reference and instruction librarian based at the Altoona campus. She shared details about her background and how students can enlist her help.

How to Use the E-Book Program at Penn State World Campus

There’s an opportunity for you to save money on books and selected readings for your courses this semester. Our e-book program is offered as a partnership between the Penn State University Libraries and Penn State World Campus, providing you with free electronic books for selected courses. The goal of the e-book program is to offer…