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408 Paterno
University Park, PA 16802
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Books: Resources total over 250,000 volumes and can be found by searching The CAT. New books are displayed for one week and may circulate. Charge out all circulating materials at the main lending services desk (Central Pattee, 1st floor). Subject area breakdown of books and journals classified according to the Library of Congress system:

HD (Agricultural Economics - 3rd Floor Paterno)

Q-QD (General Sciences - 4th Floor Paterno)

QH-QR (Biological Sciences - 4th Floor Paterno)

R (Health Sciences - 4th Floor Paterno)

S (Agriculture Sciences - 4th Floor Paterno)

T (Technology & Food Sciences - 3rd Floor Paterno)

Other parts of our collections and older materials classified under the Dewey Decimal System, are housed in the Library Annex.

Reference Books: Non-circulating materials such as dictionaries, handbooks, directories, and bibliographies are shelved in the Life Sciences reference area, arranged by call number. A few reference tools are now available online.

Soil Surveys: An extensive collection of Soil Surveys is available near our reference area.

Indexes: Article indexes in the life sciences are available online.

Journals: The University Libraries subscribes to over 10,000 journals and serials. See our Journals page for more information.  There is also a special list of Kinesiology Journals

Mushrooms: The Kneebone Mushroom Collection is a special reference collection of books and journals on mycology, mushrooms and other edible fungi. Access to this collection is by special permission only.

Fly Fishing: The Life Sciences Library recently established the George Harvey Fly-Fishing Literature Collection to supplement the current holdings on fly fishing, fly tying, aquatic entomology, fish species of importance to fly fishing, and related angling topics described by prominent fly fishing authors.

Anatomical Models: Various anatomical models are now available in the Life Sciences Library for students studying human anatomy. There are approximately ten models that may be checked out at the Life Sciences Reference Desk for use within the library. They include human skulls, complete human skeletons, eye, ear and knee models, and models showing the muscles of the leg and arm. Contact Nancy Henry if you have any questions or suggestions regarding this service.

AgNIC: The Life Sciences Library also participates in national voluntary alliance dedicated to enhancing collective information for all those seeking agricultural information over the Internet.  The AgNIC Resources at Penn State include Turfgrass, Youth Development and Home Gardening.