Skip to content
Penn State University Libraries


The CAT is the Libraries' online public catalog. The CAT contains catalog records for materials both physically owned by the Penn State Libraries and resources such as Internet sites and other electronic resources to which the Libraries have ownership rights. The records in The CAT, represent books, music, journals, archival materials, maps, databases, and other formats. The CAT contains records for on-order materials as well as fully cataloged materials; as new items are received and cataloged, their status is updated online. The CAT contains full bibliographic, location, and status information for each item. 

The CAT is equipped with Online HELP and FAQ pages to help users become familiar with the system.

Learn to use the CAT: