Engineering Library gets new look

September 19, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- This summer, the Engineering Library in 325 Hammond Building underwent a renovation to create a new library instruction room and a more open environment for student learning. The instruction room has computers and is open to students when not in use for a class, adding 34 additional computers to the library. Library supervisor Linda Struble noted, “The library has continued to get busier. Last year we would see students walk in, look around, and when unable to find work space, walk back out. With the additional computers and other improvements, we will be able to serve more students in an improved atmosphere.”

Changes include new chairs throughout the library at quiet study carrels, collaborative tables and computer workstations. The reference book collection has been updated with the newest handbooks, technical dictionaries and encyclopedias. Two new collections have been created in the library. The Professional Development collection has books about writing research articles or creating better presentations, along with PE and FE exam preparation books. The other is the Popular Technology collection. Explaining its appeal, engineering librarian Angela Davis said, “Have you ever wondered why cities smell the way they do or how to build Iron Man? You can find this and other materials that are useful when you need to take a break from studying.”

Questions can be directed to the Engineering Library at UL-ENGR@lists.psu.edu or 814-865-3451.

Last Updated September 22, 2014