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Geography of the IUP Libraries: The Physical Library

Learn how the IUP Libraries are organized, and where to find the information you need.

About the IUP Libraries

This page provides a "geography" of the IUP Libraries. If you hover your mouse over the page tab, you will be able to see a brief overview of what each floor of the library building contains.

The Stapleton/Stabley building, which serves as the central university library, houses the main book and periodical collections, technical and public services, special collections and archives, as well as media resources and services. All libraries and all services are an integral part of IUP Libraries, a system whose resources are linked by means of an automated union catalog.

The IUP Libraries currently holds more than 800,000 volumes and more than 50,000 audiovisual items in various formats. Additionally, the system subscribes to more than 16,000 journals and other serial publications.

The system employs sixteen faculty librarians and 23 staff members, as well as numerous student workers.

About IUP's Librarians

IUP Libraries employs sixteen professional academic librarians to serve the students and faculty of the university. Each librarian is a member of the IUP faculty, and a specialist in both library science and in a subject area.

All of the IUP Librarians provide reference service, either at the main reference desk, or at the reference desk of a branch or regional library (and frequently, both!).

If you are looking for assistance with library research, take advantage of the library's Bring Your Assignment service: a librarian who is experienced with library materials in your subject area will assist you in developing your library research skills and provide pointers to successful searches of the IUP Libraries collections.