UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More than 3,500 University Park students are expected to participate in Penn State University Libraries’ annual fall Open House, held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7, in Pattee Library and Paterno Library and all four branch library locations across campus. Students swipe their Penn State I.D. cards to check in at six or more self-guided tour stops as they learn more about the Libraries’ academic, research and leisure resources and services, then swipe to complete the tour at the Finish Line for free gifts and to become eligible to win one of several grand prizes.
The full tour includes 10 stops — six in Pattee and Paterno Libraries — and one stop each at the Arts and Architecture Library, 111 Stuckeman Family Building; Earth and Mineral Sciences Library, 105 Deike Building; Engineering Library, 325 Hammond Building; and Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library, 201 Davey Lab.
Each tour stop engages students with activities or presentations to highlight the Libraries’ services, with additional options to tour the stacks, navigate a maze, and try some geocaching, origami and more.
Students who complete all 10 stops will receive a free Penn State University Libraries T-shirt, while supplies last. With the completion of six stops, students receive a flip-top translucent blue water bottle, earn an emailed certificate of completion shareable with instructors, and become eligible to win one of 11 grand prizes.