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Visit the University Libraries Open House on Sept. 11-12 for tours, prizes

University Park campus libraries encourage student interaction during two-day event

Students at University Park are reminded to bring their Penn State ID cards to the University Libraries' Open House event so they can swipe to check in at each tour stop. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Students new to the University Park campus may mark their calendars to to join Penn State University Libraries' annual fall Open House, set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12 in Pattee Library and Paterno Library, as well as all four branch libraries located around campus. Students who swipe their Penn State ID cards to check in at self-guided tour stops will receive free gifts and a chance to win one of several grand prizes, in addition to learning more about the Libraries’ academic, research and leisure resources and services.

The full tour includes 11 stops throughout Pattee and Paterno Libraries, including the four satellite libraries located on the University Park campus. Each tour stop engages students with activities or brief presentations to highlight the Libraries’ services, with additional options to tour the stacks and participate in games and activities.

Students who complete all stops will receive a free Penn State University Libraries T-shirt, while supplies last. With the completion of the seven stops at Pattee and Paterno libraries, students will receive a flip-top, University Libraries-branded water bottle, earn an emailed certificate of completion to share with instructors, and become eligible for a grand prize. 

University Libraries administrators, faculty and staff volunteer at the two-day event to help students learn more about on-site and online resources available to students, and answer questions about the Libraries.  

For more information, including physical access and special accommodations, contact Megan Gilpin at or 814-867-0069.

Last Updated September 12, 2019