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Penn State Berks Library

Penn StateBerks Library


Boscov-Lakin Information Commons
at the Thun Library

Penn State Berks 
Tulpehocken Road 
P.O. Box 7009 
Reading, PA 19610-6009 
Phone 610-396-6339  FAX 610-396-6249


The Boscov-Lakin Information Commons at the Thun Library provides a welcoming, comfortable, technology enriched environment that supports the needs of undergraduate students. Features of this state-of-the-art facility include an electronic classroom, multi-media studio, conference room, instructional design laboratory, the Cohen Lounge, technology pods, and a Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute exhibit. It also has a Special Collections Room, twelve small study rooms, and nine group study rooms. Video conferencing, wireless technology, SmartBoards, and data ports for laptops are also available in this facility that provides seating for 530 persons and over 100 PCs and laptops for its users.

The collection supports the courses that are taught at this campus. It includes approximately 50,000 volumes, 125 print newspapers and journals, a children's book collection, and a media collection of videos, DVDs, and CDs. There are also small bestseller and popular DVD collections. Access to the Internet and databases in most subject fields and an extensive collection of full text journals is also provided. Suggestions for the collection are welcome and should be sent to

Students, faculty, and staff may borrow laptop computers for use in the building. See the IT Help Desk.

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