Alumni Library highlights story of Old Main

Old Main surely ranks as one of the most photographed sites on the University Park campus, perhaps second only to the Nittany Lion Shrine in this respect. Why? Because, like the Nittany Lion, it is instantly recognizable, symbolizing a bond shared by hundreds of thousands of Penn Staters worldwide. Last year, Old Main received an added attraction when the class of 2009 unveiled the bell display as its gift to the University. Read about this and get a link to more than 500,000 Penn State photos at the Alumni Library at online.

Regularly featured are resource centers with information on agriculture, business, careers, genealogy and more. Alumni Association members have access to JSTOR, a database of multidisciplinary and discipline specific scholarly articles in the sciences and humanities. Other Search Tools include ProQuest products (Online, ABI, and National Newspaper) as well as Project MUSE.

These resources and more can be found at Penn State's Alumni Library, a joint project of the University Libraries and the Penn State Alumni Association. The Penn State Alumni Association strives to connect alumni to the University, to each other, provide valuable benefits to members, and support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service. For more information on the Alumni Association, go to online.

Penn State University Libraries, with more than 5.4 million volumes, 3.5 million microforms, 109,132 serial subscriptions, 565 online databases and more than 125,000 e-books, constitute a major resource for students, faculty and staff, as well as residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The largest research library in Pennsylvania, it is one of four resource libraries that provide service and collections to all other libraries and residents of the commonwealth. For more information, go to online.

Last Updated June 14, 2011